Political Science 201. Contemporary Urban Politics
Cities and their suburbs are fundamental in the functioning of modern societies. This course examines how cities in the United States are governed and the political, social, and economic challenges they face. In particular, we will examine: the ways in which local, state, and national governments interact, the role of non-governmental actors in local politics, and key urban policies in areas such as poverty, housing, employment, and inequality. Expect hands-on experience in the city.