Department of Geography

Geographies of development and integration

January 31st – Geographies of development and integration

Hazel Barrett, Geography, Coventry

Mark Wise, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration Studies, University of Plymouth

Chair: Ron Skeldon, Sussex

Hazel Barrett  

Hazel Barrett, Ron Skeldon and Tony FieldingHazel Barrett, Ron Skeldon and Tony Fielding

This session will deal with two of the critical themes examined by researchers, teachers and students in the Department of Geography at the University of Sussex since its establishment: development and integration. We will look at these themes in two very different but entirely appropriate settings. We will pursue the idea of development through a reaction to prevailing quantitative approaches and examine people-centred concerns in Sub-Saharan Africa. Qualitative approaches to the poor, vulnerable and voiceless will be described particularly in relation to gender and health. The approaches to integration will focus on the developed region of Europe and the role of language policy in the current trends towards the further integration or disintegration of the European experiment. Both approaches will demonstrate the importance that Sussex Geography has played in moulding policy-relevant thinking to critical issues of our time and the whole consideration of the role of policy in social, political and economic change.

Unfortunately, Mark Wise was unable to attend.  We are grateful to Tony Fielding for stepping in at short notice.

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50 years 4th Debate: Geographies of development and integration

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