|| GG25610 |
|| GEOGRAPHIES OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESTRUCTURING IN CONTEMPORARY BRITAIN |
|| 2004/2005 |
|| Dr Bill Edwards |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Professor Martin R Jones |
|| Registration for Single or Joint Honours Degree Schemes in geography or attendance at one or more of GG/DA 10110, 10210, 10310, 12610 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 20 Hours 10 x 2 hours |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 0 Hours |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Unseen Examination Paper (complete two from four question set)||100%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Unseen Examination Paper (complete two from four question set)||100%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Describe and evaluate the key economic and socio-political processes shaping the geographies of contemporary Britain
Appreciate and appraise a range of theoretical interpretations that account for the processes of change
Identify and evaluate a range of data sources and methods that may be used in studying economic and social change and policy engagement
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.
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.
Change has characterised the economic and social landscape in most nations producing uneven geographies and contrasting patterns of devlopment. 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, socio-political change planning and policy in shaping region and locality in Britain within the context of a globalising space economy. The themes addressed in this module include:
Perspectives on post-war change: globalization and national response
Geographies of deindustrialisation and reindustrialisation
New industrial spaces
Schumpeterian workfare states
From central state to market: spatial divisions of welfare in housing, education and health-care
Geography and social change: shifting maps of class and life-style
The consequences of change for localities and communities
From local government to local governance: citizenship and participation
Future agendas: regional, urban and rural policy initiatives
** Recommended Text
Pinch, S. (1997) Worlds of Welfare: understanding the changing geographies of social welfare provision.
Routledge ISBN 0-415-11189-7
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
This module is at CQFW Level 5