The aim of this Course is to provide an introduction to concepts and principles of Economic and Political Geography. It identifies the fundamental factors and relationships which are central to the formation of economic and political systems. It examines how the inter-relationships between changing economic structures and forms of political organization have shaped the geographies of human societies. This Course aims also at giving a basic knowledge of the concepts and the keywords of Economic and Political Geography (nation-state, borders, sovereignty, globalization, economic development and growth, political factors - domestic and international - that hinder economic development and so on), seen with a critical approach. The knowledge of political and economic geography will be complemented with the ability to analyze international relations from the point of view of geography, with some predictive capability.
Expected learning outcomes
Lesson period: First trimester
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