GEOG4026 Geography of Economic Development (3 units)
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This is an introductory course in economic geography that explores the contemporary insights provided by geographers researching various dimensions of economic development. It will present cases for the importance of geographical insights, in which economic processes are seen as embedded in particular places, in which patterns and flows of economic activity across space are recognized and explained, and in which economic spaces and scales are themselves treated as representations and social constructions. These distinctively geographical sensibilities stand in stark contract to the popular conceptions and assumptions in economics and management studies that often distort our understandings of economic development and landscapes. Students will be introduced to economic geography not as a ‘dry’ discipline but as a vibrant and distinctive collection of insights into the real world around.
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