Fall/Winter Timetable

POL349H1S L0101

Global Urban Politics


Globalization can be defined in many ways, but at its core it connotes a rapid extension of relationships between countries and places over the world, based on the movement of information, technology, labour and capital. This process has both positive and negative aspects, and is very complex. One important element of globalization is the increasingly important role that cities and city-regions are playing in political and economic spheres. To understand this trend, we need to refer to, and critically discuss, theories of city politics. Here, Toronto and North American cities will serve as key reference points. The course will also look at important “problem areas” including suburbanization, immigration, the environment, land, the local economy and governance.



Format and Requirements



1.0 credit in POL/ JPA/ JPF/ JPI/ JPR/ JPS/ JRA courses