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POLI 2311 Urban Politics in Twenty-First Century America (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

An examination of the politics and policies concerning America's urban areas at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Topics include: the distinctive nature of urban politics; the meaning and relevance of concepts such as "community" and "the politics of place" in today's political context; the transformation of urban political institutions over the last century; the demographic and social changes confronting cities today; the role of community organizations and citizen groups; the relationships among cities, states, and the national government in our federal system; comparative analysis of cities in the United States with those in other advanced industrial nations.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Peter Skerry

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 14-Jan-15