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F&ES 782 01 (13358) /ARCH4216/ARCH341/GLBL253/LAST318
Globalization Space: International Infrastructure and Extrastatecraft
Keller Easterling
MW 10.30-11.20 LC 102
1 HTBA
Fall 2016 
 
3 credits. The course researches global infrastructure space as a medium of polity. It considers networks of trade, energy, communication, transportation, spatial products, finance, management, and labor as well as new strains of political opportunity that reside within their spatial disposition. Case studies include free zones and automated ports around the world, satellite urbanism in South Asia, high-speed rail in Japan and the Middle East, agripoles in Southern Spain, fiber optic submarine cable and mobile telephony in East Africa, spatial products of tourism in the DPRK, and the standards and management platforms of ISO.