This course aims to promote post-graduate students understanding of social policy analysis in different countries especially across EU. The differentiation of levels of social protection is described analytically within the meaning of the different pursuit of each welfare system, which had been developed during the 20th century. The course stimulates an in-depth discussion of the differences between approaches of welfare state and their classifications. Students will become knowledgeable about and able to use at least one model of cross-national comparative analysis and apply this to the circumstances of either one country or one area of the world. The course covers the following topics: basic principles and methods of comparative analysis, classifications of welfare states/ social protection systems, critical and alternative classifications of welfare states, critically assess how specific social policy areas such as health care, education, and care in the community are addressed by different states, common pressures and different answers of different welfare regimes.