Urban Policy and Governance in the BRICS Countries
- To provide students an understanding of the main approaches to urban policy and governance, and some of the recent developments in it, and their strengths and weaknesses when considered against the cases of non-western megacities.
- Make your own arguments about urban policy and governance that draw on issues taken from non-western cities, in ways that test and critically examine existing theories, and present these arguments in the proper academic form.
- Understand some of the main governance challenges facing the world’s largest cities, some of the ways they have been addressed and the strengths and weaknesses of these reforms.
- Understand the main approaches to urban policy and governance in the international literature and their strengths and weaknesses.
- Be able to critically examine urban policy and governance cases in order to test theories.
- Understand some of the main challenges of the world’s largest cities and some of the policy and governance solutions that have been applied to resolve them.
- The student will gain an understanding of local government studies and its strengths and limitations.
- Introduction to Urban Policy and Governance
- Urban Regime Theory
- Cities as Growth Machines
- Local Government Studies
- Urban Policy and Governance in New Delhi
- Urban Policy and Governance in São Paulo
- Urban Policy and Governance in Moscow
- Urban Policy and Governance in Shanghai
- Evaluating the challenges and effectiveness of urban governance in global cities
- Interim assessment (4 module)0.4 * Essay + 0.5 * Final essay + 0.1 * Participation
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