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School of Politics and International Relations

POL393 Justice in a Global City

POL393 Justice in a Global City (POL393B - Spring)

Credits: 15
Semester: B

Module Convenor: Dr Joe Hoover
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Description: This module considers the contemporary global city as a site of both injustice and movements for justice. Students will be introduced to contemporary debates about justice, as well as how the injustices experienced in contemporary urban life challenge and disrupt conventional thinking about justice. The module will then introduce students to diverse political movements fighting for justice within contemporary cities (in both the global north and the global south) by looking at discourses of the "just city" and the "right to the city", as well as movements addressing issues such as housing, racial discrimination, police violence, and inequality.

Connected course(s): Compulsory for: None
Assessment: Essay – 2500 words (40%) and 2 hour exam (60%)
Level: 6