POLS 4214 Urban Politics 3/0/3

Prerequisite: POLS 1101

This course examines the major areas of scholarly inquiry in urban politics. The course begins with an overview of theoretical foundations and systems model of urban politics. Contemporary approaches to studying urban politics from a political economy or regime perspective are given special attention. The remainder of the course is divided into two major areas of inquiry: (1) urban political institutions and (2) political behavior and political processes in urban settings.