New Economic Spaces Definitions Term | Definition | Lecture | Space | An area of the earth’s surface with physical distance; an abstract concept, w/ territoriality/form, location within space, “flowable”, unevenly developed | 1 | Place | Area to which a group of people have become attached; specificity and uniqueness | 1 | Scale | Geographical levels of human activity; differently sized units of analysis (ie. Global, macro-regional, national, regional, local, lived places, body) | 1 | Economic geography | Different from geography b/c it focuses on the economics of a region; different from just economics b/c it looks at a particular place and is very specific (less abstract) | 1 | Ecological depletion | Canada’s colonial exploitation has involved natural resources (ie. Fur, water, oil, wood) lead to the long-term unsustainability of major industries such as fishing, mining, logging | 1 | Technological dependence | Canada has had to resort to borrowing technology from other countries and we have “produced” very little innovation; Canada spends very little on R&D | 1 | Continental integration | Lowering of economic barriers and increasing global trade under pressure from WTO & IMF; leads to the formation of trade blocks or “triads” (EU, NAFTA) | 1 | Cultural deterritorialization | The cultural adoptions of other countries as part of your economy (ie. Anime and Hollywood based industries of Vancouver) | 1 | Modelling Tradition | Objective to account for observed patterns of spatial economic activity using mathematical models | 1 | Principles of modeling traditions | Unversalism: belief hat economic processes work the same way in every context, (supply and demand of oil is the sameas those of computer chips)Rationality: idea that economic rationality prevails (choosing the most profitable/cheapest products)Competition/equilibrium: market mechanism finds greatest efficiency and productivity (achieving the lowest cost means that the greatest efficiency is met, not so true in the long rum)Laws and principles: govern economic processes (supply, demand laws hold true all the time) | 1 | Behaviourism | Role of information and human choices in determining decision-making and locational outcomes; perfect competition is not present everywhere (you have oligopolies and monoplies); non-optimal economic behaviour; relationship between firm and technology | 1 | Marxian Political Economy | Capitalism is characterized by exploitation and inequity and leads to uneven development, capitalism is prone to crises and these are contained through restructuring processes (technological and organizational changes or relocation. | 1 | Marxian Politcal Economic Traditions | Crisis theory, spatial division of labour, regulation theory | 1 | Term | Definition | Lecture | Tariff Barrier | A set of duties imposed on goods coming in from foreign countries, usually at steep rates that are meant to deter domestic consumers from buying foreign goods and substituting them with domestic goods. Part of Canadian reciprocity to American policies of 1870s (John A. MacDonald) | 2 | Transcontinental Railroad | Another policy set up by John A. MacDonald to strengthen Canadian unity in the 1870s to counter increased American hostility | 2 | Harold Innis | A renowned professor in political economy who taught at University of Toronto. One of the first people to argue for the creation of theories that are sensitive to economic and geographic contexts that are empirically grounded. He wrote a book on the fur trade. This idea is very true for resource economies. | 2 | Staple | Principal item of trade or consumption produced and consumed by a society. Specifically raw/unprocessed or semi-processed forms | 2 | Staples production | Primary resource activities and primary manufacturing activities in which…
Professor Jim Metzger
Religion 1000, Section 001
New “Definition” of Religion
You may ask, why did I put quotations around the word “definition?” Well, the reason is that there isn’t really a way to define religion. When searching for the meaning of the term religion one most go a long way in making an extensive search to actually form a definition that can fit such a broad word. There is no one definition that can satisfy all religions and remain true to all religions throughout…
business assets of AMI Insurance Limited.
The acquisition involves the transfer by AMI of its business, excluding its Canterbury earthquake liabilities, to a newly created company called AMI Newco. IAG will acquire 100% of the shares in this new company. AMI’s Canterbury earthquake liabilities will be taken over by the Government.
Commerce Commission Chair Dr Mark Berry said the Commission is satisfied that the proposed acquisition will not be likely to substantially lessen competition…
How Does Space and Time Compression Afford Us Information on Many Places and People
First of all to understand how time and space compression affects us you have to know what time and
Space compression is.
You have to understand the geographical definition.
Time and space compression is the speed of transportation making things and places closer.
Time and Space Compression Ushers in Technology
Time and space compression gives us pathways to new technologies or even to new information.…
back support from the peasants and workers by introducing the New Economic Policy. NEP involved a mixed economy under state supervision. At its core was a system of rural capitalism in which peasants gave 10 percent of their produce to the government, but could sell the rest on the market. In industry, production was carried out in state, private and cooperative enterprises, and these were run according to market principles.
The new system produced immediate results for the peasants and workers…
“How far does the application of new technologies explain the economic boom of the 1920s”
After World War I, the European economy was exhausted. This gave the US an opportunity to expand their industries due to their late entry into the war and lack of bombing on their factories to become a dominant economic power by becoming a big lender and exporter. It can be argued that new technologies had a fair contribution to the economic boom, but there were other contributors such as the stock market…
Investments on Space Exploration
In the late 1950s, the United States had begun its exploration in space. The country has overcome many milestones since then including landing on the moon and entering other planet’s atmospheres. However, there has been a profusion of controversy about whether or not the government should continue to invest in space exploration and equipment. While exploring space offers new opportunities for advances in research and helps to ensure the planet’s safety, the money…
as a sacred bond between man and woman. But in my eyes, the definition has become inaccurate. I say this because it seems to not be as sacred as it was once was. Also, because it’s no longer is exclusively between a man and a woman. Is Marriage important? Is it always a positive thing for a couple? If you’re wondering what the definition is now, I would say it’s up for interpretation. So allow me to try and explain the new world definition in my eyes.
So why do people even get married? Well for…
History Projects Handouts
The New Deal was at the very least a partial
failure and in the process let many Americans
1.) Jobs created by programs such as the CCC only lasted for Six Months suggesting that the New deal didn’t really created jobs, what it does is only created temporary jobs which can’t solve long term problems
2.) The work of the AAA made the lives of Black farmers significantly worse and increased unemployment in agriculture because F.D.R wants…
A new survey suggests concern about climate change has slipped slightly from a year ago.
The UMR Research poll done on behalf of the Greenhouse Policy Coalition, which represents some of the larger greenhouse gas emitters, said climate change rated bottom in order of importance to people outof a list of 10 common issues - adrop from eighth out of nine issuesin the same survey last year.
Those issues in 2010 were (in order of concern) cost of living, health, education, ethics in business, environment…
Clusters and the new economics of competition
Harvard Business Review; Boston; Nov/Dec 1998; Michael E. Porter;
Start Page: 77-90
Today's economic map of the world is dominated by what are called clusters: critical masses - in one place - of unusual competitive success in particular fields. Clusters are not unique, however; they are highly typical - and therein lies a paradox: the enduring competitive advantages in a global economy…