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The Governance of the City

Description

Who governs the city? This is the classical question of political thought. It concerns the changeable relations between political structures and civil society, the democratic constituency and the voice of public opinion, relations between different social groups, interests and visions of the city. The course starts from the vita activa in the polis and, through analysis of the mediaeval city, comes down to modern and contemporary thinking about the city-territory, metropolis and global city. The conceptual categories favour the spatial dimension of city government, interpreted through the categories of power: from direct democracy to the absolute power of the state, to the polyarchy of pluralist democracies, to authoritarian and postcolonial regimes.

People

 

Perulli P.

Teacher

Vegetti M.

Assistant

Additional information

Semester
Fall
Academic year
2019-2020
ECTS
2.5
Language
Italian
Education
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Culture of the territory, Historical-humanistic facultative courses, 3rd year