School of Politics and International Relations

POL393 Justice in a Global City

(POL393B - Spring)

Credits: 15

Level: 6

Semester: B

Contact: Dr Joe Hoover

Overlap: None

Prerequisite: None

Compulsory for: None

Associate Availability: Full year & Spring students 

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.

Assessment: 1 x 1,000 word Book review (20%), 1 x Group Presentation (15 minutes) (10%), 1 x Individual Presentation Report, 500 words (10%), and 2 hour Exam (60%).

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