Over half the world's population is urban. Economic and social change depends on the vitality, inclusiveness and resilience of cities, which form the locus for public policymaking and politics. This unit focuses on the policy and politics of governing cities, which require mediation between multiple and competing interests and needs. Themes include citizen participation, equity, and innovation; contending theories about power relations between the actors, institutions and interests of urban politics; and how these relate to the strategies adopted.
2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1 hr tutorial/week
1x1000wd issue paper (25%), 1x2500wd options paper (40%), 1x1hr exam (25%), tutorial participation (10%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in Government and International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations