Political and Economic Geography

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
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 provides the conceptual and methodological cornerstones of the economic and political geography. The second module will mainly concern current economic and political globalization, with particular attention to their impact on the transformation of the economic geography of Italy. The third module carefully illustrates 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. Classes, texts and case studies are intended to arouse in students the ability to autonomously and critically read the national and international realities 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 classes and the final exam, 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 final exam, 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

Lesson period
Second trimester
Since the course is held in the second quarter (January-April 2021), it is not yet known whether the health conditions will allow classroom or digital lessons. In the case of this second hypothesis, the course will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform with access using the password that will be indicated by the teacher on his ariel site. In this mode, the lessons will be held synchronously at the times prescribed by the teaching calendar and will be integrated with teaching materials uploaded to the teacher's Ariel website.
Course syllabus
Program information

Attending students:
For 6 credits: preparation of one manual of your choice (between the 2 from Unit I), preparation of the course notes, + 1 text of your choice from those of Unit III.

Non-attending students:
For 6 credits: preparation of one manual of your choice (between the 2 from Unit I), + 1 text of your choice from those of Unit II, plus 1 text of your choice from those of Unit III. For the texts of unit 3, students of the CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF NON-EUROPEAN COUNTRIES curriculum must refer to Unit 3 published in the exam program for the curriculum EUROPEAN INTEGRATION
Prerequisites for admission
Teaching methods
Lectures with the help of maps and satellite images, participated lessons with the help of video documents and eventual seminar lessons by experts
Teaching Resources
Teaching Unit I
Teaching material and bibliography:

- - C. Cerreti, M. Marconi, Spazi e poteri. Geografia politica, geografia economica, geopolitica, Laterza, Bari, 2019.
- 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, Il capitalismo contro il diritto alla città. Neoliberismo, urbanizzazione, resistenze, Ombre corte, Verona, 2012.
- 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.
- 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.
- M. Anzalone, D Carpaneto, E se fossero persone? Dalla teoria alle pratiche. Un'analisi trasversale del fenomeno dell'accoglienza ai migranti in Italia, Angeli, Milano, 2019..
- M. Barbagli, Immigrazione e sicurezza in Italia, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2008.
Assessment methods and Criteria
In the event that the health emergency ceases and the exams can be held in the classroom, 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 and for 6 credits and for the difference in program between attending and non-attending students, consult the "Program information" section. In the event that a health emergency requires you to take exams in Microsoft Teams, the exam will be held entirely in oral mode.
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Rinauro Sandro