GV4D4: Politics of Inequality and Redistribution

These are my notes for GV4D4 at the London School of Economics for the 2017-2018 school year. I'm taking this module as part of the one-year Inequalities and Social Science MSc program.

The usual disclaimer: all notes are my personal impressions and do not necessarily reflect the view of the lecturer. Feel free to email me (ilostwaldo, gmail) with any questions or corrections.

Taught by Dr Jonathan Hopkin, Associate Professor of Comparative Politics in the Department of Government at LSE.

  1. Introduction (September 26)
  2. Growing the State, Shrinking Capital: Democracy, Redistribution and Inequality (October 03)
  3. Inequality and Redistribution in the Rich Democracies (October 10)
  4. Worlds of Welfare, Varieties of Capitalism (October 17)
  5. Liberalism and Inequality: Winner-Take-All Politics (October 24)
  6. Reading week (October 31)
  7. Politics against markets: social market economies (November 07)
  8. The Politics of Labour (November 14)
  9. Gender and Generational Inequalities (November 21)
  10. The Politics of Crisis and Austerity (November 28)
  11. Can the Inequality Trend Be Reversed? (December 05)