2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin

POL 405 Seminar in New York City Politics

3 hours 

Examination of the network of power shaping New York City politics. Analysis of external influences, including intergovernmental relations, the global economy, in- and out-migration; and internal dynamics such as the machine-reform dialectic, politics of planning and public authorities. Survey of policy-making determinants, including ethnicity and class, fiscal crises, power of developers and use of communities as real estate commodities.




ENG 201, and GOV 101 or POL 101, and senior standing, or permission of the instructor