Political Geography

Thinking about borders
Thinking about borders

Political geography is the study of the co-production of space and power. Our research unit is particularly interested in this dynamics at the margins of a globalizing world. We study the spatial production of political order, uneven development and governance through specific discursive practices and places in Africa, South East Asia and Europe.
 
The political geography unit offers courses, supervises theses at both Bachelor and Master levels, and organizes field trips. For an overview over the lectures, seminars and tutorials offered, please consult  Department of Geography / Studying and the electronic university calendar.

News

  • Adrian Lahoud from the School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art, London, will join PGG for a reading seminar on Tuesday May 30th. Lahoud will also give a guest lecture as part of the GEO423, the MA seminar in Political Geography, where he will discuss his project on the 'New Mediterranean.'

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  • On June 2nd, Rory Rowan will be an invited keynote speaker at the "Governance and Planetary Crises: Challenges and Agendas for Human Ecology" symposium at the University of Kent, School of Anthropology and Conservation on Friday

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  • On 25 March, the research team New Plantations, financed by the Swiss network of International Studies, organized its second intermediary meeting in Bologna, under the coordination of Timothy Raeymaekers. The meeting discussed the working conditions of migrant labourers in Southern Italy, producing different maps of this contemporary agricultural frontier.  

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  • Rory Rowan will give a Invited guest lecture at the New School's Center
    for Transformative Media in New York on Tuesday April 11th, 2017, entitled
    Privatizing the Cosmos: Property, Sovereignty and Frontier Extractivism in the ‘Second Space Age’.

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  • Land, Access, and Resistance at the Virunga National Park by Stephan Hochleithner

     

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  • There are 40 million people fleeing from violent regimes within their own country. Stephan Hochleithner examines the phenomena of internally displaced people in Eastern Congo.

    UZH Magazin 9/2016 (German)

    Stephan Hochleithner's website

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