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Understand the determinants behind socio-structural changes within advanced capitalist democracies.
Understand how this impacts jobs, occupations, employment, and social class formations.
Understand the hierarchical nature of global supply and wealth chains, and how different nation-states occupy different positions within this hierarchy of global markets.
Understand how national welfare states have shaped how different countries have responded to global market changes.
Understand comparative political economy theories on varieties of welfare capitalism and national growth models.
Understand international political economy theories on the role of business power in capitalist democracies.
Understand the precise distribution of income and wealth within advanced capitalist democracies.
Understand how to empirically gather and analyse income and wealth data.
Know which data sources to use for examining the distribution of economic growth within countries.
Understand why some countries have higher levels of income and wealth inequalities than others.
Understand the determinants of housing wealth inequalities in advanced capitalist democracies.
Understand how income and education impact voting behaviour, preference formation and party competition.
This is provided in the detailed syllabus on Brightspace.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: An end-of-term essay/paper.||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Each week, in advance of class, you must post a 100/150 word reaction to the seminar topic/question of the week. A minimum of 10 weekly submissions is required to pass this component of the course.||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Pass/Fail Grade Scale||No||
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|In-Module Resit||Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board|
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Written feedback on assignments with the option for further feedback in office hours
|Mr Daniel Stairs||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|