The rise of globalization has been accompanied by the debate of whether it comes at the cost of growing inequality. This graduate seminar will focus on the contemporary theoretical and methodological debates in the field of global inequality and globalization. The course will begin with an overview of globalization, and debate on globalization, poverty and inequality. Then the course will turn to major theoretical approaches on globalization, including explanatory theories, which range from the Marxist systems approach to the sociological approach that modernity implies globalization, transformational theories and critical theories. Then, we will discuss the North-South Divide and a diverse range of substantive topics and measurement on global inequality, including income inequality, migration and immigration, work and labor markets, and globalization and economic transformation.
- Teacher: Miranda Wu