ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY

ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY

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98985
ANNO ACCADEMICO
2020/2021
CFU
6 cfu al 2° anno di 10177 SCIENZE INTERNAZIONALI E DELLA COOPERAZIONE (LM-52) GENOVA
SETTORE SCIENTIFICO DISCIPLINARE
M-GGR/02
SEDE
GENOVA (SCIENZE INTERNAZIONALI E DELLA COOPERAZIONE )
periodo
2° Semestre
materiale didattico

OBIETTIVI E CONTENUTI

OBIETTIVI FORMATIVI

Geographical economics is a broad field which encompasses or connects with the economics of region, cities, location, trade, development (economic, social and human), growth and the correlated political issues. Academic research in these areas has gone in many directions and made lots of progress in recent years. As a consequence, the course aims at providing an integrated introduction to geographical economics, and presenting a global analysis of issues in geographical economics using case studies from over the world, which set up to explain the distribution of economic activity across space. Given the target audience the course, after an introduction to the topic and a discussion of the antecedents of geographical economics, will explain the structure and main results of the so-called core models of geographical economics on the basis of the empirical research and evidence and the modified empirical applications of the core model.

 

OBIETTIVI FORMATIVI (DETTAGLIO) E RISULTATI DI APPRENDIMENTO

By the time you finish this course, you should be able to:

1) Understand how economic globalization works and why it matters for policy makers;

2) Understand “global space” by deconstructing the concepts of “space” and “spatial relationships”;

3) Understand the digital economy’s role in changing the concepts of borders and of behavioral surplus; 

3) and understand how economic activity does not occur in a vacuum: it involves actual, ever-changing people and places, and is affected by historical trends and localized networks

Modalità didattiche

The class will meet in remote through the platform Teams, and the learning process will be supported through the use of textbooks, articles, videos, and in-class activities.

Among the techniques that will be used are:

-Resource-based tasks: students will be given articles and/or videos, and discuss elements or answer questions about the topics to be addressed

-Simulation techniques: the instructor will provide the background information on a specific issue, and the students will adopt different roles, individually or in group, and explain how they would address the issue or problems to be solved

-Cooperative production: after reading an article or looking at a video, students will share, during an in-class discussion, the knowledge acquired and/or the issues highlighted. The instructor will monitor the discussion and the outcomes of the knowledge-sharing process.

PROGRAMMA/CONTENUTO

Week/Lesson/Date

Content

Study Material

 

First Week

-First Lesson on Mar 3rd

-Second Lesson on Mar 4th  

 

Second Week

-First Lesson on Feb 10th

-Second Lesson on Feb 11th  

 

Third Week

-First Lesson on Mar 17th  

-Second Lesson on March 18th  

 

 

Fourth Week

-First Lesson on Mar 24th

-Second Lesson on Mar 25th

 

Fifth Week

-First Lesson on Mar 31st

-Second Lesson on Apr 1st

 

Sixth Week

-First Lesson on Apr 7th

-Second Lesson on Apr 8th  

 

Seventh Week

-First Lesson on Apr 14th

-Second Lesson on April 15th  

 

Eighth Week

-First Lesson on Apr 21st

-Second Lesson on Apr 22nd  

 

Ninth Week

-First Lesson on Apr 28th

-Second Lesson on Apr 29th  

 

How do we think spatially?

Connections across space through networks

 

What counts as “the economy?”

From economics to economic geography

 

The spaces and scales of uneven geographical development

 

 

A core-periphery economic world

 

 

Transnational economic activities

 

 

The digital economy

The behavioral surplus

 

 

The rise of global finance

 

 

 

Governing the global economy

The rise of community-based development

 

The impact of climate change and the geography of the green economy

 

Economic Geography

 

 

 

Economic Geography

 

 

 

Economic Geography

 

 

Economics and economic methodology in a core-periphery economic world

 

Economic Geography

 

 

 

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

 

 

Economic Geography

 

 

 

Economic Geography

 

 

 

Economic Geography

 

 

The study material will be cmplemented by articles, videos and/or interviews that will be chosen on a weekly basis

TESTI/BIBLIOGRAFIA

Textbooks:

Neill M. Coe, Philip F. Kelly, Henry W. C. Yeung, 2020, Economic Geography. Oxford: Whiley Blackwell

Shoshana Zuboff. 2020. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. New York: Public Affairs

Articles:

John B. Davis. 2019. “Economics and economic methodology in a core-periphery economic world” in Brazilian Journal of Political Economy. vol.39 no.3: 408-426. São Paulo July/Sept. https://doi.org/10.1590/0101-35172019-3004

 

DOCENTI E COMMISSIONI

Commissione d'esame

ANGELA CACCIARRU (Presidente)

GIAN MARCO UGOLINI

STEFANIA MANGANO

PIETRO PIANA

LEZIONI

Modalità didattiche

The class will meet in remote through the platform Teams, and the learning process will be supported through the use of textbooks, articles, videos, and in-class activities.

Among the techniques that will be used are:

-Resource-based tasks: students will be given articles and/or videos, and discuss elements or answer questions about the topics to be addressed

-Simulation techniques: the instructor will provide the background information on a specific issue, and the students will adopt different roles, individually or in group, and explain how they would address the issue or problems to be solved

-Cooperative production: after reading an article or looking at a video, students will share, during an in-class discussion, the knowledge acquired and/or the issues highlighted. The instructor will monitor the discussion and the outcomes of the knowledge-sharing process.

INIZIO LEZIONI

March 3, 2021 @ 8-10 AM

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

ESAMI

Modalità d'esame

Please see

Calendario didattico del DISPO: https://dispo.unige.it/node/250