TCP8921 : Globalisation and Social Justice

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To develop an understanding of the relationship between globalisation and social justice in cities around the world.

To highlight the implications of globalization, particularly for the environment and the urban poor in different countries

To explore the transferability of contemporary ideology, practices and traditions to the different countries and their socio-cultural contexts.

This module offers an opportunity to explore the implications of physical, social and economic change on cities of the Global South. It takes the multi-dimensional concept of social justice as a guiding framework wothin which too understand the way these changes have impacted on people, lifestyles and environment.

Drawing on empirical research and examples from many countries, the module aims to make the skills and practices of western planning more transferable to a developing countries context for students from both northern and southern countries. The module is particularly suitable for UK and overseas students wishing to engage in planning and urban development in developing countries.

Outline Of Syllabus

Concept of Social Justice
Populations and Demographic Change
Economic change
Housing and quality of life
Environmental change
Landscape change
Political change
Idealism, security and resilience

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture113:0033:00Combination of lectures and seminars
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:0010:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading113:0033:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study124:0024:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This is a lecture based module with students being prescribed a minimum of 3 hours reading each week and each student also contributing to a group seminar / presentation of 30 mins to 1 hour

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M100Written essay assessment 3000 word
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Written essay allows the development of theoretical understanding as well as comparative analysis between different countries. It also demonstrates student's ability to search and analyse case study information.

Reading Lists