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Social inequality in comparative perspective

Date: 13-15 November 2017.

Instructor: Max Haller, Prof. em. of Sociology, University of Graz, Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

Venue:   4 – 6 Közraktár Street

The PDF version of the syllabus can be downloaded here.

Date

Time

Room

Topic

13 November

15:00-16:30

C428

Inequality: Definition and approaches in economics and
sociology

13 November

17:00-18:30

C428

World-wide changes in inequality. Long-term trends and
recent patterns

14 November

11:00-12:30

C409

Changes in inequality in post-Communist societies

14 November

15:30-17:00

C314

Inequality, economic growth, social welfare and politics

15 November

11:00-12:30

C409

Ethnic stratification

15 November

15:30-17:00

C415

Concentration of wealth. Inequality in the public
consciousness

Some references (more detailed references are given at the lectures

Deaton, Angus (2013), The Great Escape. Health, wealth and the origins of inequality, Princeton UP

Max Haller, in collaboration with Anja Eder, Ethnic Stratification and Socioeconomic Inequality around the World. The End of Exclusion and Exploitation? Ashgate, Farnham/Surrey (UK) 2016 (available as paperback)

Max Haller, Felix Riedl (2104), »From socialist equality to capitalist stratification: How people see ist«, in: Corvinus Journal of Sociology and social policy vol. 5 (1),1, 3−34

Gerhard Lenski, Power and Privilege. A Theory of Social Stratification, New York: Mc Graw Hill (recent ed. In paperback

Branko Milanovic (2016), Global Inequality. A new approach for the age of globalization, Belknap Press/ Harvard University Press

Piketty, Thomas (2013), Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Harvard UP

Joseph Stiglitz (2014), The Price of Inequality. How today’s divided society endangers our future, New York, W.W. Norton

Sonya Szelenyi (1999), Equality by Design. The Grand Experiment in Destratification in Socialist Hungary, Stanford UP

Toth, Istvan G. (2013), Time series and cross country variation of income inequalities in Europe on the medium run: Are inequality structures converging in the past three decades? GINI Policy Paper 3

Wilkinson, Richard/ Kate Pickett (2009), The Spirit Level. Why More Equal Societies Almost always Do Better, N.Y.: Bloomsbury Press

Utolsó frissítés: 2018.11.30.