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Profit, Protest, Policy: Changes in Market Society - SOC346

This unit offers a senior-level overview of some of the main changes in the relationship between economy and society since the 1970s. It has a particular focus on the rise of neoliberalism and the ascendency of the market. It does this from a number of perspectives drawing on both political economy and sociology. The unit will examine changes in the structure of the economy, such as the rise of global corporations and finance, as well as changes to working life and to the systems of social protection provided by the welfare state. Key themes will include the rise of precarious employment, inequality and the increasing importance of risk and uncertainty.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus dates: None)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Ben Spies-Butcher

39cp at 100 level or above including (ANTH330 or ECON309 or ECON311 or ECON336 or ECON356 or ECON359 or GEOP330 or PHL351 or PHL356 or SOC322 or SOC350 or SOC352 or POL303 or PICT310 or PICT311Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): SOC386
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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts

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