|Module Title||ECONOMY, SOCIETY, POLITY: GEOGRAPHIES OF STATE INTERVENTION|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Bill Edwards|
|Other staff||Dr Martin Jones, Dr Michael Woods|
|Course delivery||Lecture||18 Hours 12 x 2 hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||6 Hours|
|Assessment||Exam||2 Hours Two hour unseen examination - three sections. Answer one question from each section.||100%|
|Supplementary examination||2 Hours Same format i.e. three sections. Answer one question from each section.||100%|
Module objectives / Learning outcomes
a) describe and evaluate the key economic, social and political processes shaping the geographies of contemporary Britain
b) appreciate and appraise a range of theoretical interpretations that account for the processes of change
c) be critically aware of a range of data sources and methods that may be used for studying economic, social and political change
d) show evidence of the depth of their reading, interpretation and evaluation of current academic and policy practice through the marshalling of an argument in written form.
Change has characterised the economic, social and political landscape in the late twentieth century producing a distinctive and uneven geography in most nations. Understanding of the processes driving these changes and recognition of the importance of locality and region has led to new conceptual and theoretical insights in the social sciences to which geographers are major contributors. This module explores the interconnection of economic, social and political processes in the shaping of region and locality in Britain within the context of a globalising space economy. The themes to be addressed include:
Against a background of global change, this module aims to examine and interpret the key changes taking place in Britain's contemporary capitalist space economy and its associated social and political order.
** Recommended Text
Mohan, J.. (1999) A united Kingdom? Economic, Social and Political Geographies.. Arnold.
Pinch, S.. (1997) Worlds of Welfare: understanding the changing geographies of social welfare provision.. Routledge
Hudson, R. and Williams, A.M.. (1995) Divided Britain.. 2nd edition. Wiley