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Spring 2018
LAW550  A  URBANIZATION, CAPITALISM, AND DEVELOPMENT

Course Description
This seminar examines the origins, types and characteristics of cities as they have evolved in history, from antiquity to modern times. A specific focus are patterns of urbanization in the Third World and how they reflect and influence regional and national development process. Readings and class discussion are divided in three parts: A) A history of urbanizations and it relationship with capitalist development; B) An analysis of contemporary urban systems in the Third World, demographic patterns, and the social structure of large cities; C0 A review of the literature on the informal economy and the situation and outlooks of the urban poor.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-16-2018 - 04-25-2018   T  5:00 PM-7:30 PM TBD

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Method of Evaluation: See description
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes:
Co-Listed Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None

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Professor(s)

PORTES, ALEJANDRO


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: aportes@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-3215
Office: G267