ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY

M-GGR/02 - 6 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff

LUCA RUGGIERO
Email: lruggiero@unict.it
Office: Palazzo Pedagaggi - Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 49 95131 - Catania
Phone: +39 095 7347214
Office Hours: mercoledì 12.00-14.00 e venerdì 16.00-18.00, su appuntamento


Learning Objectives

Political and economic organisation of space. Globalised spaces


Course Structure

Frontal lectures, interactive lectures, presentations and seminars



Detailed Course Content

Globalization as a material phenomenon and as a political project, the new global interconnections, globalization and the creation of new tensions and divisions as well as new forms of integration. Particular emphasis is given to the analysis of the relationship between cities and globalization. The course tackles questions regarding cities considered both as actors of globalization and places where globalization takes place.



Textbook Information

1 - U.Rossi and A.Vanolo. Urban Political Geography. A Global Perspective. London: Sage, 2012

2 - N. Brenner and R. Keil. “The Global City Reader”. London: Routledge, 2006
3 - F. Moulaert, A. Rodríguez and E. Swyngedouw. “The Globalized City: Economic Restructuring and Social Polarization in European Cities” / edited by. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2003




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