Module Identifier GG38320  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Professor Mark A Goodwin  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Professor Mark A Goodwin  
Course delivery Lecture   22 Hours 11 x 2 hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours Written Seen Examination  50%
Semester Assessment Coursework Essay 3000 words  50%
Supplementary Exam2 Hours Written Unseen Examination  50%
Supplementary Assessment Coursework Essay 3000 words. Re-sit for a condoned (medical grounds) non-completion of examination or coursework involves the completion of the missing component(s) for the full range of marks on dates set in the Supplementary Examination period. Re-sit due to aggregate failure or non-completion of part of the assessment requires re-examination of each component if marks of <40% in both were obtained, or re-examination or re-submission of the failed component. For the examination this will take the form of a 2 hour unseen examination. For the coursework essay it will involve the re-submission of the essay (with revisions if appropriate).50%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Identify, refer to, and critically evaluate a range of interdisciplinary theoretical literature on state intervention and local politics.

2. Demonstrate a detailed appreciation of the major legislative and policy changes which have underscored the development of housing, planning urban, inner city and regional policy in Britain.

3. Appreciate the ways in which national and local processes combine to affect the provision of housing and planning in any particular place.

4. Demonstrate skills in written presentation and communication.

Brief description

The module aims to examine the contemporary and historical development of state intervention in the urban area, concentrating on the areas of housing, planning and urban policy. In so doing the course seeks to analyse critically the reasons for, and limits to, state intervention in urban development, stressing the interaction between local and national level political processes.


Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Atkinson, R. and Moon, G (1994) Urban Policy in Britain: The City, the State and the Market Macmillan: London
Hall, P. (1988) Cities of Tomorrow Blackwell: London
Ward, S. (1988) Planning and Urban Change Paul Chapman: London
** Recommended Text
Burrows, R. and Loader, B (ed) (1994) Towards a Post-Fordist Welfare State? Routledge: London
Duncan, S. and Goodwin, M (1988) The Local State and Uneven Development Polity Press: Oxford
Forrest, R. and Murie, A (1991) Selling the Welfare State Routledge: London
Imrie, R. and Thomas, H (1993) British Urban Policy and the Urban Development Corporations Paul Chapman: London
Lawless, P. and Brown F (1988) Urban Growth and Change in Britain Harper and Row: London
Lawless, P Britain's Inner Cities: Problems and Policies Harper and Row: London 1989
Malpass, P. and Murie, A (1998) Housing Policy and Practice Macmillan: London
Merrett, S (1979) State Housing in Britain Routledge and Kegan Paul: London
Midwinter, A (1994) The Development of Social Welfare in Britain Open University Press: Buckingham
Oatley, N (1998) Cities, Economic Competition and Urban Policy Paul Chapman: London
Thornley, A (1991) Urban Planning Under Thatcherism Routledge: London


This module is at CQFW Level 6