TCP8953 : Back to the future: questioning the rebirth of common ownership, local democracy and post-FDI economic models'

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To explore contemporary debates around community-led regeneration and its future potential

Outline Of Syllabus

The module draws together academic insights into issues of regeneration governance with a student-directed approach, which is intended to tailor independent learning to areas of greatest personal or practical benefit for those involved. The academic content of the module will cover issues ranging from the emergence of a democratic deficit in local government through to the use of ‘localist’ ideas by advocates from across the political spectrum in an attempt to address this. Elaboration of, and critique of, various localisms will also be used to stimulate debate about the potential for a rebirth or reconstruction of common ownership, local democracy and endogeneous forms of economic growth rooted in locations beyond or at arm’s length from the state.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture82:0016:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops51:005:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study179:0079:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Students will be supported to design an essay topic and write an essay of 2,500 words in length. Where desired, students will be encouraged to work in groups of between 2 and 4 to develop longer pieces of work that address multiple aspects of a problem they have defined. This work will be assessed as a whole but subject to peer review which may potentially lead to differing individual marks based on levels of contribution. Longer pieces of work may include a combination of academic chapter/s and practical explorations of business models or innovations, however any proposals will be expected to have a conceptual grounding within academic discussion. Coursework topics/ questions will be agreed in week four.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M1002500 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

This work will be assessed as a whole but subject to peer review which may potentially lead to differing individual marks based on contribution. This is integral to the teaching methods so see the 'Rationale of Teaching Methods and Relationship to Learning Outcomes'

Reading Lists