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Module Title LM Social Analysis of Inequality, Poverty and Development
Department International Development
Module Code 07 38649
Module Lead Dr Robert Leurs
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Restrictions None
Description This module explores how different axes of social difference (gender, age, ethnicity, religion, caste and class) combining in different ways through intersectionality, affect poverty, inequality and development, positively as well as negatively. It also explores different approaches to participation in project and policy development, as well as the livelihoods approach to development, and the importance of social movements in terms of reducing poverty and inequality.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Understand the changing definitions and ways of measuring inequality and poverty
  • Articulate and critique a number of social analysis frameworks.
  • Understand the importance and role of participation in contemporary development policy and practice.
  • Critically analyse a number of key social axes of difference and differentiate their roles in poverty and development;
  • Critically apply social analysis approaches to programme and policy development and implementation (e.g. livelihoods analysis and participatory learning process approaches)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:

2000 word critical reflection assignment (40%)

3000 word academic essay (60%)


One attempt at reassessment in one or both assessments outlined above.
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