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POLS553 The Global Politics of Poverty and Inequality

The political determinants and effects of poverty and inequality, both within states and on the level of global governance. Theoretical and ethical analysis is combined with empirical investigation of the political correlates of poverty and inequality.

Paper title The Global Politics of Poverty and Inequality
Paper code POLS553
Subject Politics
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,614.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $6,400.00

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Limited to
MPols
Notes
May not be credited together with POLS 433 passed in 2009, 2010, or 2012-2014.
Course outline
View the course outline for POLS 553
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical and conceptual (including ethical) approaches to studying poverty and inequality
  • Apply and evaluate empirical analyses of the political correlates of poverty and inequality
  • Show knowledge of issues and themes in contemporary national and global debates on poverty and inequality
  • Identify relevant sources for analysing the political determinants and effects of poverty and inequality
Contact
politics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Philip Nel
Textbooks
There is no required textbook. Selected readings will be made available online and on library reserve.
Paper Structure
Seminar discussions, lab sessions in becoming acquainted with statistical packages, data analysis projects and student presentations.
Assessment:
  • Presentation on empirical project: 30%
  • Case study essay (3,500 words): 30%
  • Final exam (2 hours): 40%

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 13:00-14:50 29-34, 36-41

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

The political determinants and effects of poverty and inequality, both within states and on the level of global governance. Theoretical and ethical analysis is combined with empirical investigation of the political correlates of poverty and inequality.

Focuses on the empirics of poverty and inequality globally, as well as debates on what to do about these. Successful completion will empower you to take part in informed debates about the theory and empirical analysis of poverty and inequality.

Paper title The Global Politics of Poverty and Inequality
Paper code POLS553
Subject Politics
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
MPols
Notes
May not be credited together with POLS 433 passed in 2009, 2010, or 2012-2014.
Course outline
View the course outline for POLS 553
Contact
politics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Philip Nel
Paper Structure
Seminar discussions, lab sessions in becoming acquainted with STATA statistical package, data analysis projects and student presentations.
Textbooks
There is no required textbook. Selected readings will be made available online and e-reserve on Blackboard.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical and conceptual (including ethical) approaches to studying poverty and inequality;
  • Apply and evaluate empirical analyses of the political correlates of poverty and inequality;
  • Show knowledge of issues and themes in contemporary national and global debates on poverty and inequality;
  • Identify relevant sources for analysing the political determinants and effects of poverty and inequality

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 10:00-11:50 29-34, 36-41

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41