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Geographical Knowledges/Political Powers

Thursday 7 March, 6.30pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

How does globalisation challenge conceptions of uneven geographical development and international geopolitics? Can the production of new kinds of geographical understandings perform a role in redirecting the paths of globalisation towards more radical ends?

Professor David Harvey will be addressing such issues in a lecture entitled Geographical Knowledges/ Political Powers on Thursday 7 March, 6.30pm, at LSE.

Ever since the Renaissance (if not before) the functioning of global capitalism (and its associated state powers and military apparatuses) has depended upon the reconstruction of geographical understandings and techniques. But political-economic powers are far from homogeneous. The recent wave of globalisation has called into question older conceptions of uneven geographical development and international geopolitics and raised important issues of global governance. Can new kinds of geographical understandings help redirect the paths of globalisation towards more radical ends?

David Harvey is Miliband Fellow at LSE and Professor of Geography at the City University of New York. He is a prolific and influential author, known for his many books, including Social Justice and the City (1973), The Limits of Capital (1982) and Spaces of Hope (2000)

The event is free and open to all. No ticket required.

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Notes:

Geographical Knowledges/Political Powers starts at 6.30pm on Thursday 7 March in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

27 February 2002

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