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Political Science

Power, Justice, and the City

Political Science 389A - Spring 2020

This course examines questions of power and justice through the lens of the contemporary metropolis, with a focus on St. Louis specifically and American urban life more generally. It asks what power is and how we can best study and criticize power relations. It asks what justice requires and how we can realize or more closely approximate just institutions and practices. It explores racial hierarchy and racial injustice, strategies for resisting power, and the relationships among contemporary cities and their suburbs. By the end of the semester, you should have a sense of some of the challenges facing the American metropolis today, as well as the conceptual tools you need to think about those and related challenges in terms of power and social justice.
Course Attributes: EN SBU BAAS SSCAS SD IFA SSCAR SSCAS SC

Section 01

Power, Justice, and the City
INSTRUCTOR: Hayward
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