Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2097: Politics and the Urban in Transition

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:


Amin, A. and N. Thrift. 2002. Cities: Reimaging the urban. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Aristotle. Politics. (edition TBD; selections TBD)

Brenner, N. 2013. Theses on urbanization. Public Culture 25 (1): 85-114.

Closs Stephens, A. 2010. Citizenship without community: Time, design and the city. Citizenship Studies. 14 (1): 31-46.

Coward, M. 2009. Urbicide: The Politics of Urban Destruction. New York: Routledge.

Engels. F. Condition of the working class in England (edition TBD; selections TBD)

Farías, I. and Bender, T., eds. 2010. Urban assemblages: How actor-network theory changes urban research. New York: Routledge.

Freud, S. 2004. Civilization and its discontents, trans. David McLintock. London: Penguin Books – Great Ideas Series.

Locke, J. Two Treatises on Government. (edition TBD; selections TBD)

Magnusson, W. 2011. Politics of urbanism: Seeing like a city. London: Routledge. (selections TBD)

Merrifield, A. 2012. The politics of the encounter and the urbanization of the world. City 16 (3): 269-283.

Plato. The Republic. (edition TBD; selections TBD)

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. Discourse on the origin of inequality. (edition TBD; selections TBD)

Sennett, Richard. 1994. Flesh and stone: the body and the city in Western civilization. New York and London: W. W. Norton & Company. (selections TBD)