Taught by Professor Richard A. Walker at UC Berkeley, this course, Economic Geography of the Industrial World, covers the following topics: Industrialization, urbanization, and economic growth in the global North. Locational patterns in manufacturing, retailing trade, and finance. Geographic dynamics of technical change, employment, business organization, resource use, and divisions of labor. Property, labor, and social conflict as geographic forces. Local, national, and continental rivalries in a global economy, and challenges to U.S.
Lecture 01 – Geography & Economy, The Economy Today, Political Economy (above)
Lecture 02 – Markets: A World for Sale
Lecture 03 – Industry: Revolutions in Production
Lecture 04 – Technology: Progress & Knowledge
Lecture 05 – Capital: The Accumulation of Money & Trouble
Lecture 06 – Localization of Industry: Places of Production
Lecture 07 – Globalization of Industry: Production Chains
Lecture 08 – The Space of Flows: Logistics & Systems
Lecture 09 – Retail Location: Spaces for Selling
Lecture 10 – National Economies: States, Difference & Trade
Lecture 11 – State Economic Policy: Development & Stabilization
Lecture 12 – Stabilization (cont.), Empire & Economy
Lecture 13 – Cities & Regions
Lecture 14 – Class Struggle in the USA: Capital Triumphant
Lecture 15 – Will Work for (Fast) Food: The New Economy of Labor
Lecture 16 – Workers of the World: Hope in the East?
Lecture 17 – New Divisions of Labor: The Changing Nature of Work
Lecture 18 – Elements of Finance: Money, Banks & Securities
Lecture 19 – Global Finance: Money Makes the World Go Round
Lecture 20 – Finance & Growth: The Control of Capital
Lecture 21 – Financial Frenzy: Bubble Economics & Dysfunctional Finance
Lecture 22 – Natural Resources & Industry
Lecture 23 – Energy Lifelines
Lecture 24 – Energy Lifelines (cont.), Waste of the World: Neglected Geographies
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