We live in the era of the knowledge-based economy, and this has major implications for the ways in which states, cities and even supranational political units are spatially planned, governed and developed. In this book, Sami Moisio delves deeply into the links between the knowledge-based economy and geopolitics, examining a wide range of themes, including city geopolitics and the university as a geopolitical site. Overall, this work shows that knowledge-based "economization" can be understood as a geopolitical process that produces territories of wealth, security, power and belonging.
This book will prove enlightening to students, researchers and policymakers in the fields of human geography, urban studies, spatial planning, political science and international relations.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Three readings of the knowledge-based economy: from economy to economization
Chapter 3: Geopolitics and knowledge-based economization
Chapter 4: Geopolitical discourses and objects of knowledge-based economization
Chapter 5: On geopolitical subjects of knowledge-based economization
Chapter 6: Higher education, geopolitical subject formation and knowledge-based economization
Chapter 7: City geopolitics of knowledge-based economization
Chapter 8: Coda: Geopolitics of the knowledge-based economy
Sami Moisio is Professor of Spatial Planning and Policy in the Department of Geosciences and Geography at the University of Helsinki, Finland. His research interests include political geographies of Europeanization, state spatial transformation and urban political geographies.