Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

Wealth, Inequality and Development

Module 003IDA

Module details for 2017/18.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

Inequality and the uneven accumulation of wealth has re-emerged as an area of explicit concern for a range of academic disciplines and policymaking institutions. This course will examine debates about the drivers and consequences of inequality and uneven wealth accumulation in the Global South and North. The first section will critically analyse theories of wealth and inequality that underpin dominant development paradigms. The second section will critically examine contemporary Global patterns of wealth accumulation and inequality. The final section will critically assess recent attempts to ‘leverage’ private wealth to achieve development outcomes (e.g. philanthropy, blended finance, closing tax loopholes).

Module learning outcomes

Demonstrate a systematic knowledge and understanding of key theoretical perspectives on wealth and inequality in development

Critically reflect on the theories of, and assumptions about, inequality and wealth at work in dominant development paradigms.

Critically analyse the political, economic and social factors that shape contemporary patterns of inequality and wealth accumulation

Independently identify, explore and evaluate appropriate evidence of drivers of inequality in the context of specific case studies

Critically apply knowledge of key theoretical perspectives to analyse, evaluate and assess the implications of different development paradigms for wealth and inequality outcomes.

TypeTimingWeighting
Essay (5000 words)Semester 1 Assessment Week 1 Wed 16:00100.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterWorkshop3 hours111110111110

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Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/214700

Dr Paul Gilbert

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/275733

Dr Elizabeth Mills

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/226593

Miss Ellie Margott

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/387198

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