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Dublin is a particularly interesting city for urban studies and economic geography students to examine and forms a key focus of our Masters in Geography degree. Using Dublin as an active research laboratory, this field-immersion class investigates a range of pressing political-economy themes, bringing together rich and varied scholarship from leading researchers in Maynooth and Dublin-based universities and the valuable experiential analysis of community workers, policy makers and a range of other urban actors. Comprising a mixture of seminars, workshops and field excursions, key suburban, peri-urban, central and inner-city field-sites, form the objects through which students examine key social, political, economic, historical, cultural and environmental dilemmas of this capital and coastal city, where neoliberal financial regimes have restructured urban space to a significant degree.
This field-immersion class posits Dublin as an active research laboratory in which to treat some of the central themes of urban and economic geographical analysis. Includes a public-engagement component.