OverviewThis module examines the intersections between forms of legal regulation or 'government', conceptions of power and power-spatial configurations. It traces elements of such intersections accessibly with the aid of insights from a variety of the most relevant sub-fields (including legal geography, architectural history and theory, critical planning studies, urban design, spatial studies, anthropology, legal theory and philosophy). It interrogates the intersections in question both through a thorough introduction to all the contemporary relevant theories and practices of spatial power configuration and with a focused 4-week seminar preparation of a unit theme, each year, on a particular city or relevant event or project which informs the assessment set.
This module appears in:
One 2 hour lecture and a one hour seminar starting after reading week.
Method of assessment
100% coursework consisting on an essay of 4000 words.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. demonstrate critical knowledge and understanding of the histories and theories of the interweaving of law, space and power;
2. demonstrate critical knowledge and understanding of key aspects of the government of spatial apparatuses;
3. demonstrate critical knowledge and understanding of the main contemporary intellectual debates at the intersection of law and spatial studies;
4. demonstrate critical knowledge and understanding of key aspects of the intersection of legal thought with geography, architecture, urban design, urban law and theories of spatial power;