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SPRING 2024 / POLS / POLS 139

Political Science

POLS 139 - Urban Politics and Policy (3 credits)

This course provides an introduction to issues and challenges confronting American cities and metropolitan areas and the policy remedies and options available to government and the private sector. The course will examine political, social, and economic, and cultural explanations for the origin and evolution of urban environments. The course will trace the historical development of local government institutions, analyze urban coalitions, and investigate distributions of power. Finally, the course also analyzes urban policies in the areas of growth, education, culture wars, housing, and poverty particularly in the postwar period. (MOTR URBN 202)

1 session(s) offered.


Class # 16299Instructor: John Shively Session Regular Academic Session
LectureTime: 11:00AM-12:15PMDays: MWIn Person  
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