|| GG25610 |
|| ECONOMY, SOCIETY, POLITY: GEOGRAPHIES OF STATE INTERVENTION |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Dr Bill Edwards |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Professor Martin R Jones, Dr Michael J Woods |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 18 Hours 12 x 2 hours |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 6 Hours |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Two hour unseen examination - three sections. Answer two questions, no more than one from any section.||100%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Same format i.e. three sections. Answer two questions, no more than one from any section.||100%|
On completion of this module students will be able to:-
describe and evaluate the key economic, social and political processes shaping the geographies of contemporary Britain
appreciate and appraise a range of theoretical interpretations that account for the processes of change
be critically aware of a range of data sources and methods that may be used for studying economic, social and political change
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:
Perspectives on post-war change: globalisation and national response
Geographies of production 1: deindustrialisation and reindustrialisation
Geographies of production 2: new industrial spaces
Labour market geographies
Geographies of life style and class
Spatial divisions of welfare 1: from central state to market
Spatial divisions of welfare 2: from local government to local government to local governance
Localities and communities
Changing political geographies of Britain
Citizenship and participation
Britain and Europe
Britain and the World
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
Hudson, R. and Williams, A.M. (1995) Divided Britain.
2nd edition. Wiley ISBN 1852931116
Mohan, J. (1999) A United Kingdom? Economic, Social and Political Geographies.
Arnold. ISBN 0-340-67752X
Pinch, S. (1997) Worlds of Welfare: understanding the changing geographies of social welfare provision.
Routledge ISBN 0-415-11189-7
This module is at CQFW Level 5