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Общеуниверситетская кафедра публичной политики

ПрограммадисциплиныFamily and child’s protection in modern world”



для направления 03.0200.68«Политология» подготовки магистра

для магистерской программы «Политический анализ и публичная политика» по специализации «Права человека и демократическое управление»

Автор программы:

Кравчук Н.В., кандидат юридических наук,  HYPERLINK ";mailto:nkravchuk@"; nkravchuk@

Одобрена на заседании кафедры [Введите название кафедры] «___»____________ 20 г

Зав. кафедрой [Введите И.О. Фамилия]

Рекомендована секцией УМС [Введите название секции УМС] «___»____________ 20 г

Председатель [Введите И.О. Фамилия]

Утверждена УС факультета [Введите название факультета] «___»_____________20 г.

Ученый секретарь [Введите И.О. Фамилия] ________________________ [подпись]

Москва, 2012

Настоящая программа не может быть использована другими подразделениями университета и другими вузами без разрешения кафедры-разработчика программы.

1Scope of the program and compliance with the internal university standards

The present syllabus is aimed at faculty teaching this course, their teaching assistants, and students of the degree program 03.0200.68 ‘Political Science’, master’s program ‘Political Analysis and Public Policy’ with the specialization in human rights and democratic governing studying the course “International and domestic mechanisms of human rights protection”.

This syllabus meets the standards required by:

  • National Research University - Higher School of Economics,

  • degree program 030200.68 ‘Political Science’, master’s program ‘Political Analysis and Public Policy’,

  • Master program curriculum as of 2012.

2Course goals

The course “Family and child’s protection in modern world” has the following goals:

- to introduce the main problems and challenges in the modern world in the field of family and child’s protection

- to provide students with the knowledge of legal framework on the issues of family and child’s protection in Russia and abroad

- to provide students with knowledge of existing international mechanisms of family and child protection, their functions, development, interrelation, effectiveness, advantages and disadvantages;

- to cultivate the skills of critical assessment of various directions and tendencies of the state public policy in Russia in the field of the family and child protection;

- to form the ability to analyze the cases of human rights violations in covered fields..

3Competences to be formed as a result of course studying

By the end of the course, the students are expected:

  • to have a knowledge of the main problems and challenges in the modern world in the field of family and child’s protection; the international human rights treaties covering the issues of the family and child’s protection, their scope and mechanisms of implementation; functions of international and national institutions of human rights protection in the field, their advantages and disadvantages; interrelation between international and domestic human rights standards and mechanisms of the family and child’s protection;

  • to be ableto distinguish between the violation of the family interests and violation of the rights and interests of the family members; identify the cases of the conflict of interests in between the family members; to identify cases of human rights violations an distinguish them from other legal disputes; to critically access the cases of human rights violations in the field taking into the account tests and positions developed by the international human rights protection bodies; to identify factors important for the protection of the family and child in Russia;

  • to have skills to identify the jurisdiction of the human rights violation and bodies authorized to protect a particular right both on national and international level; to analyze the activities of the domestic and international bodies of human rights protection and their effectiveness; to analyze the compliance of state human rights policy in the field of the family and child’s protection with its international obligations and Constitution of the Russian Federation.

Students’ competences expected by the end of the course:

Competence

ФГОС/ НИУ Code

Descriptors

Teaching methods and forms

system(СК):

Is able to update and develop his/her level of culture and intelligence level, to build a trajectory of the professional development and career

СК - 4

Makes definitions on his/her own, possesses skills to select and adopt new literature on his/her topics of specialization or on interfaces, interprets subjects under the study in cultural, political, social context considering historical and technological changes.

Work without assistance with literature, home works on bibliography and abstracting the literature practice. Classroom discussions,

data retrieval practice using data bases and Internet, essay writing.

Is able to analyze, verify, access a fullness of the information in the course of the professional activity, to fill in and synthesize the lacking information in the case of necessity and to work in conditions of ambiguity

СК - 6

Selects and adopts up-to-date scientific literature on research topic without assistance. Has formed the habit to observe regularly new information on the research topic from different sources. Can apply knowledge he/she has adopted through literature or distant education.

Working on his/her own with the course teachers periodical control, writing essays, home works preparation.

Is able to conduct professional and research activities in the international environment

СК - 8

Chooses those informational technologies which could be applied to the research, possesses the tools, uses in a creative way contemporary national and foreign experience.

Participation in the group work and discussions in class, writing essays, home works preparation.

professional (ПК)

Is able to use Russian and foreign languages as means for business communication easily

ПК-3

Uses Russian and English language materials

Participation in the group work and discussions in class, writing essays, home works preparation.

Is able to format, present an report the results of the conducted work.

    ПК-5

Performs the research results according to professional requirements and type of research work.

Homework and team work results presentations.

Is able to conduct a political science analysis of the political, economic and social researches with the use of the quality and quantity methods.

ПК-8

Chooses appropriate common and specific methods to analyze a research subject.

Participation in the group work, writing essays, home works preparation.

4Place of the discipline in the Master program structure

    This course is a professional one, taught in the first semester of the second year of Master Program ‘Political Analysis and Public Policy’ for the specialization ‘Human Rights and Democratic Governance’. This is an elective course that welcomes but does not necessarily require prior knowledge in human rights.

    This course is crucial for mastering the degree program of students of a human rights specialization and is based on/linked to the following courses:

    • Theory and Philosophy of Human Rights in Globalizing World

    • Global Actors in Public Policy

    • Theory and Methods of Political Science Research

    • Human Rights in non-Western cultures,

    • Academic-research seminar “Human Rights Monitoring”.

    It is also crucial for the students’ research papers and Master’s dissertation, especially for those who chose specialization in human rights and democratic governance.

5Course Plan

Lectures

Seminars

Independent students’ work

1

The family and childhood in the contemporary public policy in Russia. Key international agreements in the field of the family and child’s protection

4

2

8

2

Gender policy in Russia

2

2

8

3

Family rights of the child: right to live and to be brought up in the family environment.

4

8

4

The problem of social orphanhood and state measures, aimed at it’s prevention and elimination

2

2

8

5

Right of parents and other members of the family to maintain personal relations and direct contact with the child. Transnational marriages. Child’s abduction.

4

8

6

Juvenile justice in Russia – challenges and perspectives of the development in Russia.

4

8

7

Children in conflict with the law. Prevention of child’s delinquency.

2

8

8

Home violence. Protection of the child from all the forms of violence.

2

8

9

Child’s right to express his/her views freely in all matters affecting the child

4

8

10

Situation of person with HIV/AIDS in Russia.

2

2

12

11

State support of children with disabilities and their families. Social inclusion of persons with disabilities.

2

2

18

Total:

144

32

10

102

6Grading and Requirements

Type of grading

Форма контроля

1st year

Characteristics

1

2

3

4

Current

Homework

6

3-4 thousand words

Final

Exam

X

Written exam – 40 min

6.1Course Grade Criteria

The current control includes one homework (3-4 thousand words analysis of one problematic issue in the field of thee family and child protection state policy) as prescribed by the curriculum. It is to be prepared at home and delivered in class.

Within the frame of the course the student should demonstrate: the knowledge of theoretical and normative literature on the topics of the course, good knowledge of the literature from the main list and some knowledge of the literature given in the additional list; ability to analyze the material read; ability to summarize and to confront arguments, facts, figures and points of view given in the reading materials and lectures; to put the received information in the current national and international context; ability to discuss the topics covered within the frame of the course on a high level.

The final control is done in the form of the written exam. The duration of the exam is 40 min with the use of reading and normative materials (open book exam) or without (close book exam).

During the final control the student should demonstrate that the material, prescribed by the syllabus was learned fully as well as the ability to analyze and creatively interpret the information received, to critically assess the state policy with regard to the family and child protection, and actions and decisions of human rights protection bodies in this regard.

The presentation of the student on the exam should be clear precise and comprehensive. It should cover substance of the question and demonstrate a student’s understanding of a various aspects of the problem.

7Course Description

Topic 1. The family and childhood in the contemporary public policy in Russia. Key international agreements in the field of the family and child’s protection.

Family as a key social institute. The crisis of the family in Russia.New concept of state family policy. Youth policy, social policy etc. as elements of family policy in Russia. State bodies’ cooperation with foreign partners: education, conferencing, best practices exchange. The problem of universalism and multiculturalism in the context of the family and child’s protection in the modern world

Lectures: 4 hours. Seminars: 2 hours.

Independent student’s work: 8 hours

During the lectures and seminars the following forms of work will be applied: discussions, analysis of the cases of human rights violations (Each of the students are to prepare at least one case of human rights violation related to the topic of the lecture/seminar for every lesson), analysis of the international bodies case-law. The invitation of the representatives of the Russian human rights sector and state authorities to talk on their experience related to the topic of the particular lecture/seminar is possible.

Within the frame of the independent work students are to read the assigned literature (5 hours), prepare themselves for the lecture and seminar (find cases related to the topic, identify problematic field of state policy in the field etc.) (2 hours), think over the future homework) ( 1 hour)

Assigned readings:

N.Kravchuk. Culture, Democracy and the Child’s Right to Express his/her Views (Russian perspective)// The Irish Review of Community Economic DevelopmentLaw and Policy.Volume 1 Issue 2, 2012

N.Kravchuk. Children in post-communist Russia: some aspects of the right to protection.// International journal on Children’s rights, 2009, Volume 17, No.4, 2009

Henry J. Steiner, Philip Alston, Ryan Goodman. International human rights in context. Law, politics, morals./Third edition.Oxford University Press. 2007. P.517-639

Jolanta Aidukaite. Reforming family policy in the Baltic States: The views of the elites.// Communist and Post-Communist Studies 39 (2006) 1-23

Willem Adema. Setting the scene: The mix of family policy objectives and packages across the OECD.// Children and Youth Services Review 34 (2012) 487–498

Jeanne Fagnani.Recent reforms in childcare and family policies in France and Germany: What was at stake?// Children and Youth Services Review 34 (2012) 509–516

Международная и внутригосударственная защита прав человека: Учебное пособие для вузов / Отв. ред. Р.М. Валеев, Р.Г. Вагизов. Казань: Казанский государственный университет им В.И. Ульянова-Ленина, 2007. 674 с.

Международные и внутригосударственные акты о правах человека. Сборник документов / Сост. Р.М. Валеев, Р.Г. Вагизов. Казань: Казанский государственный университет им. В.И. Ульянова-Ленина, 2006. 638 с.

Нечаева. А.М. Россия и ее дети (ребенок, закон, государство). М.: ИГПАН, 2000.

Климантова Г.И. Государственная семейная политика современной России. Издательский дом Дашков и К, 2004

Климантова Г.И. Государственная семейная политика – важнейшая политическая стратегия современной России. Семья: XXI век. Проблемы формирования региональной семейной политики / Аналитический вестник Совета Федерации ФС РФ. - 2002. - № 11 (167)

Концепция государственнй семейной политики Российской Федерации (Одобрена решением Национального совета по подготовке и проведению Международного года семьи в Российской Федерации 12 мая 1993 г.)

Совместное коммюнике по итогам семинара «семья – самая безопасная среда для жизни ребенка», организованного Отделом внешних церковных связей Московского Патриархата и Детским фондом ООН (ЮНИСЕФ)

Additional readings:

N.Kravchuk. Culture, Democracy and the Child’s Right to Express his/her Views (Russian perspective)// The Irish Review of Community Economic DevelopmentLaw and Policy.Volume 1 Issue 2, 2012

Резолюция семинара региональных уполномоченных по правам ребенка «Продвижение современных механизмов защиты прав ребенка в контексте формирования семейной политики Российской Федерации», Всероссийский Форум «Защита детей. Модернизация государственной семейной политики 2010-2020 гг.», 27-28 ноября 2010 г. Санкт-Петербург

Topic 2. Gender policy in Russia

Gender system and gender contracts in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia. The main indexes of gender discrimination. Gender discrimination in labor market. Gender gap in life expectancy. Gender equity and family policy. Family violence: problems of measurement and prevention

Lectures: 2 hours. Seminars: 2 hours.

Independent student’s work: 8 hours

During the lectures and seminars the following forms of work will be applied: discussions, analysis of the cases of human rights violations (Each of the students are to prepare at least one case of human rights violation related to the topic of the lecture/seminar for every lesson), analysis of the international bodies case-law. The invitation of the representatives of the Russian human rights sector and state authorities to talk on their experience related to the topic of the particular lecture/seminar is possible.

Within the frame of the independent work students are to read the assigned literature (5 hours), prepare themselves for the lecture and seminar (find cases related to the topic, identify problematic field of state policy in the field etc.) (2 hours), think over the future homework) ( 1 hour)

Assigned readings:

Ashwin Sarah, Gender, State and Society in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia, Ed. by, Routledge, 2000

Jacobsen Joyce P. The Economics of Gender, Blackwell Publishing, 2007.

McDonald, P. 2000. Gender equity, social institutions and the future of fertility // Journal of Population Research, 17(1), 1-16

McDonald, P. 2006. Low fertility and the state: The efficacy of policy // Population and Development Review, 32(3): 485-510.

Здравомыслова, Е., Темкина, А., ред., Российский гендерный порядок: социологический подход: Коллективная монография / СПб.: Изд-во Европейского университета в Санкт-Петербурге, 2007. — 306 с. — (Труды факультета полит. наук и социологии; Вып. 12).



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