Poverty and Inequality

Anne Saab
Graziella Moraes Silva

DE133 | Autumn | 6ECTS

This course focuses on how issues of poverty and inequality have been conceptualized in debates on development, particularly from sociological and legal perspectives. The course content will depart from traditional views – both from sociology and international law – of poverty and inequality as a consequence of underdevelopment. The course will then identify and discuss challenges to these traditional views, covering new understandings of poverty and inequality (e.g. ethnic, gender, and political), the concept of global inequality, and issues related to environment, and human rights. The objective of the course is to be able to critically examine different theoretical perspectives and possible policy solutions.