Universität Wien

240099 VO Inequality and Development (2021W)



Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


Language: German

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

All lectures will take place online. The link can be found on Moodle.

Friday 15.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Friday 22.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Friday 29.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Friday 05.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Friday 12.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Friday 19.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Friday 26.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Friday 03.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Friday 10.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Friday 17.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Friday 07.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Friday 14.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Friday 21.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Friday 28.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

In this lecture series of the Master's in Development Studies, different dimensions of inequality are presented from a transdisciplinary perspective. Using concrete thematic fields and regional case studies, the aim is to show how local articulations of inequality are embedded in global processes.Topics addressed by the units include the historical and current effects of colonialism and racism, the unequal distribution of income and wealth, the global political economy and financial capitalism, the international division of labor and ecological inequality.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written test (four dates: dates will be announced in due time). Two short essays concerning questions which refer to two or more lectures respectively will have to be written. Any materials may be used during the exam. Evaluation will refer to the ability to handle the facts and - in particular - the ability to analytically deal with the topic.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

More than 8 points in the final test; maximum 16 points. 9-10 points: sufficient, 11-12 points: satisfactory, 13-14 point: good, 15-16 points: very good.

Examination topics

Lecture contents and literature

Reading list

Association in the course directory

IE: VM1 bis VM8, Schwerpunkt Ungleichheit

Last modified: Fr 12.05.2023 00:20