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240029 VS Neoliberal Urbanism (3.3.3) (2019S)

Continuous assessment of course work

Participation at first session is obligatory!


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 40 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 15.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Friday 29.03. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Friday 12.04. 09:45 - 13:00 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Friday 03.05. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Friday 17.05. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Friday 31.05. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Friday 14.06. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

Course Content & Aims: This seminar offers a broad overview of major themes and discussions around the political economy of urbanization in the last decade. Urban development is profoundly shaped through broader processes of political-economic restructuring that are interrelated with transformation of modern states, statehood and local governance structures. After covering a variety of foundational readings on urban development and its relation to logics of market-oriented practices, and surveying some of the key themes in recent debates on neoliberal urbanism, we explore some case studies based on ethnographic fieldwork from different parts of the world. One of the purposes of this course is to encourage students to reflect on newly emerging meanings attached to governance, culture, belonging and identity within the frame of global and neoliberal economy.

Assessment and permitted materials

Seminar will be based on group presentations and discussion.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance is mandatory (max. absence: 1 session/3 hours); Seminar presentations and short papers (40%); participation and discussion (15%); Final Paper (45%).

Examination topics

Presentations, written papers, engagement in discussions

Reading list

All texts will be available on moodle in the beginning of the semester.

Association in the course directory

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