Political geography and economics GIO (m)
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
M-GGR/02 - ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY
Every fact or phenomenon is placed in space and time; it derives from causes, produces effects and political, social and economic relations. The course, inspired by the strong geo-economic and geo-political interdependencies established between the different areas of the globe, aims at providing the conceptual, methodological and cultural bases needed to analyze and interpret the complex mosaic whose result is the current organization of space.
The main concepts, items and methods of Economic and Political Geography
Economic globalization and recent trends
Transnational networks and global governance
The new geography of production: reshoring and Industry 4.0
Geography and sustainable policies
Political Geography and economic resources
Location, regional develpment and spatial disparities
Gentrification and urban policies
Changing geopolitical scenarios: Europe and the rest of World
People, culture and identity
Case studies analysis
Teaching methods: lectures to introduce the main theoretical concepts and the methods of spatial analysis; discussion of case studies. The slides of the lessons and further material will be available on the Moodle platform.
Libri di testo
Bignante E., Celata F., Vanolo A., Geografie Dello Sviluppo, Una prospettiva critica e globale, UTET, Novara, 2014.
Pettenati G., Sommella R., Vanolo A., a cura di, Introduzione alla geografia politica, UTET, Novara, 2021.
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Written examination with open questions on the topics of the course, formulated so that the student can provide brief and effective responses. The evaluation of the exam is expressed in thirties.
The exam will evaluate the knowledge of the course topics and the competencies of the methods and scientific language of Economic and Political Geography.