Globalization and Inequality I: Measurement and Dimensions

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Course Description: 

This course aims to explore the relationship between inequality and globalization from multiple perspectives. In the first part of the class, approaches to globalization and measurement issues are covered. Then, concepts of inequality (income, opportunity, mobility, inclusion, etc.) are introduced. Particularly, economic, political, social inequalities and their relationship to globalization are discussed at length. These topics are studied both from a theoretical and empirical perspective to enable students with a broad understanding of global issues and policies.

Class structure
Most meetings consists of a 15-minute critical presentation by a discussant, followed by an instructor-led structured discussion of key concepts; key arguments; key theoretical and methodological approaches; puzzles & questions; the relevance of the subject matter. Meetings with a different structure will be announced in due course. 

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of this course, the students are expected to;

  • understand the basic terms about globalization, inequality and institutions
  • have sufficient knowledge to apply these concepts in their research
  • formulate researchable questions
  • to be able to follow and understand the literature related to the subject matter
  • be able to follow theoretical and empirical debates about globalization, inequality and institutions
  • acquire knowledge of methodologies and assumptions in the study of globalization, inequality and institutions
  • gain skills for presenting and critically discussing scholarly work by others

All of the students are expected to attend and actively participate in the class discussion. The grades won’t be based on a curve.

Participation:          15%
Midterm Exam:      40%
Final Exam:            45%

Late submissions and plagiarism cases are subject to departmental rules.

Note on Citing and Referencing

You will be expected to use Harvard style referencing. Please find an extensive citation and referencing guide on the course ceu-learning website. At the same time, you are strongly encouraged to use a citation manager software for all your written assignments, in which case you can use Chicago style referencing.