GEOGRAPHY OF GLOBALIZATION

Anno accademico 2019/2020 - 2° anno

Modalità di svolgimento dell'insegnamento

Frontal lectures, presentations, seminars


Prerequisiti richiesti

No particular knowledge is required to attend the course


Frequenza lezioni

Attendance to lecture is compulsory. Up to 30% of classes can be missed. Up to 50% for students who have been recognised the status of 'working student'


Contenuti del corso

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.


Testi di riferimento

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

Further reading:

2 – X. Ren and R.Keil (eds). The Globalising Cities Reader, London: Routledge, 2017
3 - F. Moulaert, A. Rodríguez and E. Swyngedouw (eds). The Globalized City: Economic Restructuring and Social Polarization in European Cities, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2003



Programmazione del corso

 ArgomentiRiferimenti testi
1AN INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL URBANIZATION PROCESSESSelected academic articles 
2DEFINITION OF URBAN GEOGRAPHICAL SPACESelected academic articles 
3URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND THE POLITICS OF REPRESENTATIONU.Rossi and A.Vanolo. Urban Political Geography. A Global Perspective. London: Sage, 2012, pp. 23-51 and selected academic articles 
4THE USE OF CULTURE AND CREATIVITY IN URBAN DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA, EUROPE AND ASIA.U.Rossi and A.Vanolo. Urban Political Geography. A Global Perspective. London: Sage, 2012, pp. 52-69 
5URBAN NEOLIBERALISMU.Rossi and A.Vanolo. Urban Political Geography. A Global Perspective. London: Sage, 2012, pp. 69-102  
6URBAN GEOPOLITICSU.Rossi and A.Vanolo. Urban Political Geography. A Global Perspective. London: Sage, 2012, 103-128  
7POLITICS AS CONTESTATIONU.Rossi and A.Vanolo. Urban Political Geography. A Global Perspective. London: Sage, 2012, pp.129-178 and selected academic articles 

VERIFICA DELL'APPRENDIMENTO

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

Oral exams


Esempi di domande e/o esercizi frequenti

Example of exam question

Trace, providing examples, the main characteristics of urban neoliberalism.

Explain what is meant by ‘politics of fear’ and to what extent this represents a powerful force behind socio-spatial transformations.