Oct 4, 2011
The Global Assembly Line
- Why are manufacturing systems global in scale?
- What new patterns of economic activity has this produced?
- How has this affected local and regional economics and societies?
Q 1 and 2:
- Increased location
University of Toronto
Fall Session, 2011
The Geography of Global Processes
Professor Michael Bunce
The new global economy
Why has tourism become the fastest growing sector of the global economy?
How has global tourism changed?
How does it affect places and regions?
What is its role in sustainable development?
Rise of global tourism
The Global Development Project
Concentrations of wealth and spreads of poverty
[To review the video shown in class go to:
Think about how this illustrates the impact of globalization on less developed countr
The Mobile World
* When and why did people start moving around the world?
* What have been the main patterns and factors of migration
* How does migration relate to the geography of globalization?
1. Early Migrations
Features and facto
Lecture 7: Global Crisis and
October 21st 2014
Reminder: Assignment 2
Guest Lecture: Prof. Geoff Mann: Financialization
Video and Lecture: American Casino and the
Due next Tues
Lecture 4: Geographies of
Imperialism and Colonialism
The discovery of America and that of a passage to
the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope are the
two greatest and important events recorded in the
history of mankind By uniting, in some m
Lecture 5: Global Development
We cannot hope to formulate adequate
development theory and policy for the
majority of the worlds population who
suffer from underdevelopment without first
learning how their past economic
Lecture 2: What is Geography?
What is Globalization?
September 9th, 2014
A global sense of place Doreen
Logistics: Tutorials and Assignments
Guest: Dr. Nancy Johnston, The Writing
Centre, Heather-Lynne Meacock, Eng
GGR AO2: Geographies of Global
Organization and Introduction
Dr. Michael Ekers
Central Themes and Questions
What is me
Lecture 12: Review and
November 25th, 2014
Faculty Mix and Mingle
Handing In Assignment 3 and 4
Question and Answer
TODAY after lecture
Please join us
Lecture 9: Globalizing Food
November 4th, 2014.
Most people in cities dont have a
clue about farm work and where their
food comes from.
Logistics: Assignment 2, Assignment 3 and
Todays Concept: Governance
Lecture 10: Sex, Work and
November 11th, 2014.
The global location of the Caribbean as a service center and
playground for wealthier nations and peoples has positioned
both Caribbean women and men as sex workers, reinforcing not
only global gender
Lecture 8: The Global Assembly
October 28st, 2014.
It would appear that there are a great
many fashion victims, all connected by the
invisible threads binding this global system
of garment design, production, retail,
consumption and wear.
Lecture 11: Carbon, Climate
November 18th, 2014.
What the climate needs now is a
contraction in humanity's use of resources;
what our economic model demands is
unfettered expansion. Only one of these sets
of rules can be changed, and it'snot the
The Global Supermarket
Global agribusiness and food systems
Rise of the local food movement is a response to the growing dominance of the global
food system. How much and what items of food do you consume that come from the
Toronto region or from
Lecture 3 (Oct 4)
THE GLOBAL ASSEMBLY LINE
Why are my NIKEs made in China?
Why are manufacturing systems global in scale?
What new patterns of economic activity has this produced?
How has this affected local and regional economies and societies?
The Historical Geography of Globalization
What are the antecedents to modern globalization?
When, how and why did the economy go global?
The World is Ten Years Old
It was born when the Wall fell in 1989many world markets are only
recently freedthe sprea
Format and sample
Nine questions, one on each of the lecture
Each answer weighted equally
= approx 20 minutes per answer allowing
for time to think about which questions to
Sample questions (these wil
Exam Review for Geography
Lecture 1: Thinking Geographically About Globalization
- Global economic integration, global capitalism
i.e. organization of elements of the global economy into a single system.
- Global economic and political inte
What to focus on in lecture notes and readings when studying for the final exam
Lecture 1: Thinking Geographically About Globalization
Meanings of globalization
lecture notes integration, interdependence, interconnection
plus Murray, pp.13-17 and the Fal
GlobalizationPositive or Negative?
What is globalization? Does this mean that all countries of the world are becoming
the same? Does it mean the integration of economic, political, and cultural systems
around the world? Does globalization me
IDSA01 Guest Lecture
Land Reform and Development
Meanings of Land
Territory with which a particular people
Landscape valued for its natural resources
(food, shelter, raw materials)
Crucial factor of production.
Meanings of land have implications
Culture and Development
Development= culture, practice
Culture = development (ethnocentric practice)
(Development is culture, culture is development)
- Culture, what do we mean? ideas, beliefs, traditions of a specific group of ppl,
Land reform and development
Meaning of Land:
- Territory with which a particular people identify
o Causes war
o this is my land
o Territory where people gave their identity
- Landscape valued for its natural resources (food, shelter, raw materi
What is Development?
1. Understanding the power of language and words in shaping behaviour
- Linking normative view with policy making
2. Look at the historical roots of how we came to view development today
3. Understand how underdevel
Tutorials begin Wed. Sept. 28
Make sure you know your group
Do not switch session without permission
What is “Development”?
Friday 4 Nov 7:00 - 8:30PM
Room AC223, BV26
What is Development
Conceptualization + Discourse
- Understanding power of language + words in shaping behaviour
(linking normative view with policy making)
o words today have loaded meaning word culture long loaded history in terms
The New World Order
Geopolitics of global processes
* Why is an understanding of geopolitics so important? Read the newspaper.
Watch TV news and think about the geography of world politics
Who controls the global agenda and how has this change