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, as well as social and economic relations. The course, inspired by the strong geo-economic and geo-political interdependencies between the different areas of the globe, aims at providing the theoretical and methodological bases to analyse the complex mosaic whose result is the current organization of space. At the end of the course, students will be able to analyze and critically read, in a geographical perspective, key phenomena of contemporary scenario, with reference to the following issues: the changing pace of globalization, the role of the global economic players, the spatial organization of production in a trans-scalar perspective, the environmental problems and (some) geo-political scenarios of contemporary world.
Prerequisites and basic notions
Basic knowledge of Economic Geography
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
Gentrification and urban policies
Geography and sustainable policies
Political Geography and economic resources
Changing geopolitical scenarios: Europe and the rest of World
Case studies analysis
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Frontal teaching 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.
Learning assessment procedures
Written examination with six open questions on the topics of the cours. 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.
Criteria for the composition of the final grade
The final mark is made up of the sum of the six answers.