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OGLM 2005 - Understanding Urban Informal Activities

Type d'enseignement : Atelier

Semestre : Printemps 2017-2018

Nombre d'heures : 24

Langue d'enseignement : français

Pré-requis

None

Descriptif du cours

This course is focused on so called “informal” issues, from informal sector, to informal activities and informal city. In many ways contemporary cities deal with this concept of informality, in the South and in the North. The aim of this course is to discuss this concept, to study theoretical papers and case studies and to debate on this subject. We will pay a great attention to the political dimension of informality, especially in urban debates, urban policy, urban management and urban economic development matters. The main idea of this course is to understand both the complexity of informality and its “ordinarity”.

Enseignants

à définir

Format pédagogique

12 x 2 heures par semaine.

Mode de validation

Une présentation orale (50%) d'une étude de cas et une fiche de lecture critique fondée sur un article théorique (50%).

Charge de travail

Des lectures d'articles sont attendues pour chaque séance.

Lectures principales demandées

  • Brown, A., Lyons, M., & Dankoco, I., 201Brown A., Lyons M., Dankoco I., 2010, « Street Traders and the Emerging Spaces for Urban Voice and Citizenship in African Cities », Urban Studies, 47 (3): 666-6830, « Street Traders and the Emerging Spaces for Urban Voice and Citizenship in African Cities », Urban Studies, 47 (3): 666-983
  • Cross, J. & MorCross J., Morales A. (eds), 2007, Street Entrepreneurs : People, place and Politics in Local and Global Perspective, London-New-York, Routledgeales, A. (eds), 2007, Street Entrepreneurs : People, Place and Politics in Local and Global Perspective, London-New-York, Routledge
  • Hernandez, F., Kellett, P.,& Allen, L. Hernandez F., Kellett P., Allen L. K. (eds), 2009, Rethinking the Informal City. Critical Per-spectives from Latin America, Oxford, Berghahn BooksK., 2009, Rethinking the Informal City. Critical Perspectives from Latin America, Oxford, Berghahn Books
  • Lindell I. (ed.), 2010, Africa's informal workers: Collective agency, alliances and transna-tional organizing in urban Africa, London-Uppsala, Zed Books-NAI
  • Portes A., Castells M., Benton L. (eds), 1989, The Informal Economy: Studies in Advanced and Less Developed Countries, Baltimore, John Hopkins University Press