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ECOP6017: Global Inequality

2022 unit information

The principle of equality is a widely held ideal, however, inequality is on the rise worldwide. In this unit, to understand this paradox, you will investigate the historical development of inequalities of wealth and income across the global economy. To do this, you will consider different strands of liberal, Marxian, feminist, and postcolonial economic thought that seek to shed light on how global economic processes produce different forms of inequalities. You will learn how to apply these different analytical frameworks to contemporary issues of inequality and policy debates in affluent and developing nations.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Political Economy

Code ECOP6017
Academic unit Political Economy
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand and outline various concepts of economic inequality and how it may be measured
  • LO2. understand and outline factors that impact inequality in the global economy
  • LO3. think critically about various perspectives on inequality and contribute to debates surrounding it
  • LO4. analyse and discuss research on particular aspects of inequality
  • LO5. explore a current topic in inequality of your choosing using your own sources
  • LO6. use academic sources to conduct independent scholarly research on an aspect of inequality with clear aims and conclusions
  • LO7. display scholarly social science research skills with clear discussion in both written and oral form.

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Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote

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