Course Information
SchoolSchool of Spatial Planning and Development
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAthanasios Kalogeresis
Course ID20002335

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mīchanikṓn CΗōrotaxías kai Anáptyxīs (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 38
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses744

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The main objective of this course is to enhance the understanding of the changes accompanying globalization with an emphasis on geographic concepts such as space / territoriality, the scale and the compression of space-time. A basic ingredient of the course is the conflict that characterizes the wider debate about globalization, which will emerge as we examine the various dimensions and implications of globalization processes. At the end of the course students should be able to: • Understand in depth the phenomenon of globalization, • Be able to discuss about the various dimensions of globalization (economic, political, cultural, social and spatial) • Compare the various, often conflicting, perspectives on globalization and how they affect a range of policies.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Design and manage projects
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
The main themes: 1. Meaning and content globalization 2. Upgrading of countries in the context of globalization 3. People, places and policies in the context of global competition
globalization, development
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
power point and elearning
Course Organization
Reading Assigment39
Written assigments30
Student Assessment
Two types of assignments: 1. Individual assignment: After the end of each course a file (text or presentation) will be uploaded in elearning which is the subject of debate for the next lesson. The day before the specific lesson students should submit a brief summary of the main points of the text or answer a specific question that will be posed. These texts should not exceed 1 A4 page and their total score will amount to 4o% (eg if there are five texts: 40% / 5 = 8% / Per text). 2. The impacts of globalization on places, people, policies, sectors, enterprises (teamwork 4 students: 40%) Each group will deliver an analysis and policy recommendations in relation to the globalization that will appeal to a different audience: City, Municipality, District, business, NGOs, trade unions, industry associations etc. The text will summarize the main consequences of globalization for the 'client'. In the final lecture the policy recommendations will be presented. Students will be expected to prove knowledge of the relevant theoretical discussions, familiarity with comparative and historical material, and use primary and secondary data sources. The evaluation of the work (as well as in class participation- 20%) the ability to synthesize theory and applications, the clear formulation of the main arguments, using appropriate tables and graphs and proper writing will be highly appreciated.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Rodrik, D., 2012. Το Παράδοξο της Παγκοσμιοποίησης: η δημοκρατία και το μέλλον της παγκόσμιας οικονομίας. Εκδόσεις Κριτική, Αθήνα. Κατσούλης, Η., Ανανιάδη, Μ. & Ιωαννίδης, Σ. Επιμ. (2003) Παγκοσμιοποίηση: Οικονομικές, Πολιτικές, Πολιτισμικές Όψεις. Αθήνα, Εκδόσεις "Ι. Σιδέρης"
Additional bibliography for study
Hoffmann, S., 2002. Clash of Globalizations. Foreign Affairs 81, 104–115. Murray, W., 2006. Geographies of Globalization. Taylor & Francis. Perraton, J., Goldblatt, D., Held, D., Mcgrew, A., 1997. The globalisation of economic activity. New Political Economy 2, 257. Radice, H., 2000. Globalization and national capitalisms: theorizing convergence and differentiation. Review of International Political Economy 7. Rosenberg, T., 2002. The Free-Trade Fix. New York Times Magazine 28–33, 50, 74–75. Zysman, J., 1996. The myth of a “Global” economy: Enduring national foundations and emerging regional realities. New Political Economy 1, 157. Perraton, J., Goldblatt, D., Held, D., Mcgrew, A., 1997. The globalisation of economic activity. New Political Economy 2, 257. Παπακωνσταντίνου, Πέτρος, 2010. Θεαματική άνοδος του «Δεύτερου Κόσμου». Καθημερινή. Kaplinsky, R., 2000. Globalisation and Unequalisation: What Can Be Learned from Value Chain Analysis. Journal of Development Studies 37, 117.
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