Portland-State-University 2022-2023 Bulletin

PS 576 Politics of Inequality in the United States

Examines three themes: 1) How and why did economic inequality explode in the U.S. in recent decades? This level of inequality is not inevitable. We look to American politics for answers. 2) How does economic inequality intersect with other forms of inequality (e.g., gender, race, and place)? and 3) What is to be done? Students will draw from their personal experiences with inequality via exercises and assignments.


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