Masters Modules.

The Political Economy of Poverty and Inequality.

This module offers a critical analysis of the dynamics of poverty and inequality across the contemporary world. It explores the different ways in which poverty and inequality can be conceptualised; and how our understandings and measurements of poverty and inequality affect decisions about how to act in relation to them. Reflecting on the political implications that these different understandings entail, the module analyses the role and practices of nation state governments, organisations of the international order, non-governmental organisations and civil society in seeking to address these issues. Using examples from a range of different nation state and cultural contexts, you will consider the domestic and international dynamics at play in producing and reproducing poverty and inequality.


  • This module is typically taught through a weekly programme of lectures and seminars over the 12-week semester.


  • The module is typically assessed through individual coursework and policy briefings.

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