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KGLM 2130 - The Political Economy or Urban Utilities in the Global South: markets, regulations and providers

Type d'enseignement : Lecture alone

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

This course demands a background in public-policy analysis as well as an introduction to economics and macroeconomic analysis.

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the traditional tools of infrastructural planning and development through an analysis of various utility sectors linked to the emergent cities. The course is not intended to be a course in economics or service industries but it is mostly concerned with the metropolitan setting for the development of utilities resorting to classical concepts of political economy (markets, interactions between corporate and public actors, regulatory frameworks) in order to explain increasing complex models and cross-integration. This course is geared towards a single theme and case study per session and intends, inasmuch it is possible, to embed these analytical tools within a larger public-policy analysis of urban governance issues.

Teachers

ARTIGAS PEREIRA, Alvaro G. (Researcher, CERI - Sciences Po)

Pedagogical format

12 sessions of 2 hours.

Course validation

Students will be evaluated on: class participation, readings presentation, one class project prepared in groups and one individual final paper.

Workload

Class participation (10%). Readings quizz (15%). One class project (35%). Final paper (40%). Students will be expected to have read the readings made available on the google drive of the seminar and the presentation of the readings, will be graded.

Required reading

  • Carlos Oliveira Cruz Rui Cunha Marques (2013) Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships Decision, Management and Development Q Springer
  • The Routledge Handbook on Cities of the Global South, Susan Parnell and Sophie. Oldfield (eds), 2014, New York and London: Routledge, 636 pages

Additional required reading

  • Carlos Oliveira Cruz Rui Cunha Marques (2013) Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships Decision, Management and Development Q Springer
  • The Routledge Handbook on Cities of the Global South, Susan Parnell and Sophie. Oldfield (eds), 2014, New York and London: Routledge, 636 pages
  • Bronwen Morgan, Water on Tap: Rights and Regulation in the Transnational Governance of Urban Water Services. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2011