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2 World Economic Geography Paul Knox (2008),The geography of the world economy, Routledge; 5th edition Neil M.Coe, Phillip F Kelly, Henry W.C. Yeung (2007), Economic Geography, Blackwell Publishing Readings: Fellmann – Getis - Getis (1998). Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities. Brown & Benchmark.

3 Course Outline The geography of the world economy Economic Geography Conceptual foundations 01/ Conceptual foundations Page 1-25 Dynamics of economic space 02/ The changing world economy 04/ Patterns of Development and Change 05/ Services going global 03/ Commodity chains Page ’/ Technology and agglomeration Actors in economic space 10/ International and supranational institutionalized integration 06/ The state Page / The transnational corporation Page / Labour power Page / Consumption

4 08/ Labour power 08/ Labour power – can workers shape economic geographies? Aims: To recognize the ways in which capital’s mobility gives it bargaining power over labour To appreciate the range of mechanisms used by states and firms to control labour To understand the different geographical strategies that workers may use to improve their position To reflect on the possibilities for alternative or non-capitalist labour geographies

5 OUTLINE Introduction Global capital, local labour? Geographies of labour: working under pressure Labour geographies: workers as an agent of change Beyond capital versus labour: towards alternative ways of working? Summary


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