Special Issue on: “Teaching Inequality in an Age of Pluralism”

Guest Editors:
Dr. Janice Peterson, California State University, Fresno, USA
Dr. Dell P. Champlin, Oregon State University, USA

Inequality is one of the greatest economic and social problems of our time, manifesting in numerous forms of individual hardships, economic stagnation, and weakened democratic processes and institutions. The primary objective of this special issue is to bring together pluralist work on teaching inequality in its many dimensions and manifestations; and, to promote further discussion and development of inequality-focused teaching strategies and materials. We seek papers featuring discussion of teaching inequality that employ alternative theoretical frameworks and/or innovative pedagogical strategies; that focus on global inequality or inequality in particular regional or national contexts; and that address the significance of the many economic, social, and demographic divisions of inequality.

Subject Coverage

Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Introductory/principles of economics courses
  • Intermediate or advanced economic theory classes
  • In courses where it is not unusual for it to be a topic (such as labour economics or economic development)
  • in courses where it is less often a topic (such as money and banking or environmental economics)
  • Contending or alternative theoretical/methodological perspectives (such as institutional, feminist, or Marxian political economic perspectives, etc.)
  • Active learning and/or experiential learning strategies
  • Community engagement strategies (such as service learning)
  • Measurement and research methods (qualitative as well as quantitative)
  • Developing nations
  • Practicing and/or teaching sustainability
  • Topics in a new context, not currently practiced

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editors Dr. Janice Peterson at or Dr. Dell P. Champlin at

Important Dates

Submission of manuscripts: 1 August, 2017

Notification to authors: 1 September, 2017

Final versions due: 1 November, 2017

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