Title
Development monopoly : a simulation game on poverty and inequality Development monopoly : a simulation game on poverty and inequality
Author
Faculty/Department
Institute of Development Policy and Management
Publication type
article
Publication
Newbury Park, Calif. ,
Subject
Sociology
Source (journal)
Simulation and gaming. - Newbury Park, Calif.
Volume/pages
(2012) , p. 1-10
ISSN
1046-8781
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c:vabb:327410
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
DEVELOPMENT MONOPOLY is a simulation game that allows players to experience how power relations influence the agency of different socioeconomic groups, and how this can induce poverty and inequality. Players alter the original rules of the MONOPOLY board game so that they more accurately reflect social stratification and inequalities in the context of developing countries. After the game, the players reflect on how they could be made more inclusive and pro-poor. In an individual debriefing, they are invited to think about the connections between game dynamics and contemporary evolutions in developing countries. In a final collective debriefing phase, participants discuss the ways in which the simulation experience enhanced their understandings of poverty and inequality.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/0ea271/ae42438.pdf
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