Political and Economic Geography

A.Y. 2019/2020
6
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
M-GGR/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to illustrate the phenomena and processes that govern the growing dialectic between the political-institutional and social frameworks of the nation state and the supranational determined by the growing political, economic and social globalization. The first module of the course (lectures and related texts) provides the conceptual and methodological cornerstones of the economic and political geography. The second module will concern mainly economic globalization and political situation with particular attention to their impact on the transformation of the economic geography of Italy. The third module carefully illustrates particular border territories where the tension between the national and the supranational framework is evident, particularly with regard to the growing phenomenon of illegal migration, the movement of refugees and attempts to control these phenomena . A special space will be dedicated to the clandestine Italian emigration of the past and the current illegal immigration in Italy. The lessons, texts and specific cases illustrated are intended to arouse in students the ability to read autonomously and critically the national and international realities faced and, in particular, the identification of the reciprocal influence between the global economic and political context and economic, social and local policies. The oral interaction with the students during the lesson and the examination procedure, almost entirely oral, are not only aimed at verifying the aforementioned skills, but also at stimulating the student's communication skills and his ability to learn.
Expected learning outcomes
During the course and as a result of the examinations, students acquire the knowledge and understanding of economic, political and social phenomena that have global influence on the specific territory. They will recognize also the ability of the single place to implement, modify or resist the global influences. In terms of application, acquire the ability to go up by tangible signs of territory to cover social, economic and political changes that produced them. Acquire, in addition, independent judgment by analyzing the scientific debate around the most controversial issues (financial globalization, international migration, climate change, global economic crisis etc ..). The teaching of basic concepts and terms of discipline exacerbate further the communication skills of the students and hence their ability to learn from written texts, from the maps and audiovisual materials related to the discipline.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second trimester
Course syllabus
Program information
Attending students:
For 9 credits: they are required to report on the topics of the course, to prepare 1 textbook to be chosen from those of Unit I. They will also prepare 1 text to be chosen from those of Unit II, + 1 text to be chosen from those of Unit III.
For 6 credits: preparation of the manual of your choice, of the course notes, + 1 text of your choice from those of Unit III.

Non-attending students:
For 9 credits: they are required to prepare 1 manual chosen from those of Unit I. Furthermore they must report on 1 text chosen from those of Unit II, and 2 texts chosen from those of Unit III.
For 6 credits: preparation of the manual of your choice, + 1 text of your choice from those of Unit II, plus 1 text of your choice from those of Unit III.
Prerequisites for admission
None
Teaching methods
Lectures with the help of maps and satellite images, video documents and any expert seminar lessons
Teaching Resources
Teaching Unit I
Teaching material and bibliography:

- S. Conti, I territori dell'economia. Fondamenti di geografia economica, Torino, Utet, 2012.
- A. Greiner, G. Dematteis, C. Lanza, Geografia umana. Un approccio visuale, Utet, Torino, 2019, terza edizione.

Teaching Unit II
Teaching material and bibliography:

- E. Bignante, F. Celata, A. Vanolo, Geografie dello sviluppo. Una prospettiva critica globale, Torino, Utet, 2014.
- D. Harvey, L'enigma del capitale e il prezzo della sua sopravvivenza, Milano, Feltrinelli, 2011.
- C. Muscarà, G. Scaramellini, I. Talia (a cura di), Tante Italie Una Italia. Dinamiche territoriali e
identitarie. Volume IV - Nordovest da Triangolo a Megalopoli, F. Angeli, Milano 2011.
- C. Muscarà, G. Scaramellini, I. Talia (a cura di), Tante Italie Una Italia. Dinamiche territoriali e identitarie. Volume II - Mezzogiorno: la modernizzazione smarrita, F. Angeli, Milano 2011.

Teaching Unit III
Teaching material and bibliography:

- Società Geografica Italiana, XIII Rapporto. Per una geopolitica delle migrazioni. Nuove letture dell'altrove tra noi, SGI, Roma, 2018.
- C. Wihtol de Wenden, Le nuove migrazioni. Luoghi, uomini, politiche, Pàtron, Bologna, 2016.
- E. Pugliese, Quelli che se ne vanno. La nuova emigrazione italiana, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2018.
- AA.VV., Viaggio tra gli italiani all'estero. Racconto di un paese altrove, numero monografico de "Il Mulino", a. 67 (2018), n. 500.
- M. Tirabassi, A. Del Prà, La meglio Italia. Le mobilità italiane nel 21 secolo, Accademia University, Torino 2014.
- I. Gjergji (a cura di), La nuova emigrazione italiana. Cause, mete e figure sociali, Ed. Ca Foscari, Venezia, 2015 (scaricabile da http://virgo.unive.it/ecf-workflow/upload_pdf/STS_1_DIGITALE.pdf).
- S. Rinauro, Il cammino della speranza. L'emigrazione clandestina degli italiani nel secondo dopoguerra, Einaudi, Torino 2009.
- P. Audenino e M. Tirabassi, Migrazioni italiane. Storia e storie dall'ancien régime a oggi, Bruno Mondadori, Milano 2008.
- P. Corti, M. Sanfilippo, L'Italia e le migrazioni, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2012.
- S. Gallo, Senza attraversare le frontiere. Le migrazioni interne dall'Unità a oggi, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2011.
- M. Colucci, S. Gallo (a cura di), Fare spazio. Rapporto 2016 sulle migrazioni interne in Italia, Donzelli, Roma, 2016.
- P. Audenino, La casa perduta. La memoria dei profughi nell'Europa del Novecento, Bologna, Carocci, 2015.
- M. Colucci, Storia dell'immigrazione straniera in Italia. Dal 1945 ai giorni nostri, Carocci, Bologna, 2019.
- M. Ambrosini, Non passa lo straniero? Le politiche migratorie tra sovranità nazionale e diritti umani, Assisi, Cittadella Editrice, 2014.
- P. Borgna, Clandestinità e altri errori di destra e di sinistra, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2011.
- M. Barbagli, Immigrazione e sicurezza in Italia, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2008.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam will consist of a written test on the manual chosen from the 2 proposed in the first module of the exam program, in the oral examination of the other texts of the program (units 2 and 3) and in the oral examination of the lessons for students attending. The written test will be submitted to students for each exam session. The exam is however valid as an oral exam. Both the written test on the manual (six short-answer questions) and the oral part must be carried out in the same session. For program differences between those who take the exam for 9, for 6 and for 3 credits and for the difference in program between attending and non-attending students, consult the "Program information" section
M-GGR/02 - ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY - University credits: 6
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Rinauro Sandro
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