Regional Planning

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Regional Planning

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Development Studies, Economics, International Affairs, International Politics, International Relations, International Studies, International Trade, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course provides a thorough and balanced overview of regional development theories and practices. This course introduces the traditional regional development theories/practices as well as the new regional development theories/practices in the context of globalization. In particular, in this course, we analyze the impact of globalization on regional development and identify states and transnational corporations the two key actors in the multiple processes of restructuring and institutionalization towards the global economy. This course aims at gaining a solid understanding of the economic, political, and technological processes that are creating global shifts in economic activity and affecting local communities (local places, people and industries) in highly uneven ways. From a viewpoint of policy analysis, this course attempts to seek alternative ways of regional development in the global era.

    Peter Dicken (2011) Global Shift: Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy. (6th edition) New York: Guilford Publications
    Other Reading Materials

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