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Spring Term 2015 TOP: POLITICS OF THE CITY - 3108 - GOVT 446

Prerequisites/Notes: GOVT 245 or consent of instructor.

Catalog Description : This course will address an advanced topic in the sub-field of Comparative Politics, such as democracy and authoritarianism, politics of the city, political participation and social movements, gender and politics, or the comparative method.

Topic for Winter 2015: Africa--Human Security and Sustainable Development
In this course students will examine issues of human security and sustainable development facing Africa as a whole as well as particular countries or regions. Particular attention will be paid to the challenges to African peoples brought by both war and conflict, on the one hand, and climate change and environmental stress on the other. Students will have the opportunity to complete a case study on a human security or sustainable development topic of interest to them. This topic will also serve as a prerequisite for Field Experience in Sierra Leone, GOVT 401/ENST 311 and can count towards the major in environmental studies.



Topic for Spring 2015: Politics of the City
This seminar focuses on the political dynamics of cities using a multi-disciplinary perspective. Topics include: the influence of a city’s spatial organization on its political dynamics; the causes of the rise and decline of cities; the dynamics of urban inequality; innovations in urban governance; and the rise of “global cities.”



Attributes: Social Science Div GER (01cr), BM Social Science (01cr), Advanced Course


Term

Spring Term 2015

Instructors

Ameya S. Balsekar

Course

GOVT 446

Grade Mode

Standard

Title

TOP: POLITICS OF THE CITY

Final Exam

Monday, Jun 08, 2015 03:00 p.m. - 05:30 p.m.

CRN

3108

Status

Active

Class Time

03:10-04:20 MWF BRIG 206

Start-End Date

Mar 30, 2015-Jun 10, 2015

Campus

Appleton Main Campus

Units

6

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Maximum

Number registered

Enrollment:

Unlimited

17