Course Details
GEOG 313 A   Geograph Polit Econ: Asia Back to Results  


InstructorYamamoto, Daisaku
MeetsTR 830-945, HO 328
RestrictionsNo 2018
DistributionSocial Science Requirement
Core AreaGlobal Engagements
Count TowardsASIA/Asian Studies

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Contemporary sociocultural and environmental issues cannot be understood without a good grasp of globalizing, yet place-specific political economic contexts in which these issues are embedded. The course aims to prepare students with conceptual and analytical foundations of economic geography with a particular attention to the roles of states, firms, and workers in the increasingly interconnected world. A strong empirical emphasis is given to Asia, although other world regions are addressed throughout the course for comparative and integrative purposes. Questions asked in this course include: what causes territorial economic growth and decline? How do place-specific economic structures influence policies? How are "the economy" and environment interrelated? Does advanced technology make geography irrelevant? Does economic growth produce socio-spatial inequality? In answering these questions, Asia offers a critical empirical arena to test theories and hypotheses, many of which have been developed primarily in the Euro-American contexts.