10609 Workshop: Spatial Policy, Territory and Planning

Credits: 4 intermediate credits in Public Policy or in Political Science

Prerequisites: Government and Politics in Israel, and two of the following courses: Introduction to Local Government, Introduction to Public Administration, Public Policy

The workshop is based on a reader edited by Erez Tzfadia.

Objective: To enable students to critically analyze spatial policy and public policy in general.

The workshop examines empirical issues relating to spatial policy and to management and planning of land resources in Israel. It exposes students to spatial aspects of public policy and their impact on social structures and relations, as well as to changes in policy resulting from social changes and changed values. The workshop covers normative, functionalist and critical theories that explain class and ethnic conflicts, and conflict resolution. These theories are illuminated through examples from the Israeli reality.