Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsgeographie und Tourismusforschung
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VL ALLGEMEINE WIRTSCHAFTSGEOGRAPHIE
MA TRADE-OFFS IN SUSTAINABILITY
HS COMMODITIES AND GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS
Commodities are produced and sold within global production networks and this course considers the globalization processes, localizing forces, actors and policies relevant to wood, paper and forest commodities in geographical perspective. The management of global value chains and the geographies of commodity complexes and networks are main foci for the course. Attention will be directed to neoliberal governance, consumer sovereignty movements, supply chain realignment, value extraction, competition among enterprises over chains, geo-strategic policy to control access to specific commodities, and new spaces created through supply chain management. Forests and forest product industries are currently under scrutiny since they provide vital resources and servicesrelevant in addressing climate change, loss of biodiversity, and dependence on fossil fuels.
HS COMMODITIES AND GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS SS 2014
Please note that the Vorbereitung for the Hauptseminar must now take place on February 4 at 11.00 in Room 1345 TUM Gebäude and not at 10.00 as originally planned.
Born in New Zealand, I gained my PhD from the University of Toronto and worked at The University of Auckland before moving to the LMU-Munich. I am currently an LMU Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center, LMU-Munich, where I am on the Board of Doctoral Studies. I am also an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Environment, The University of Auckland, and a member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Historical Geography. In addition I am a member of the Research Alliance "For Change" of the Bavarian Ministry of Science, Culture and the Arts, and a member of LMU-Munich working groups on "Globalisation and the Arts" and "Urbane Ethik."
ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY AND SUSTAINABILITY -- I am an economic geographer with research interests in the experience of industrialisation, urbanisation, environmental transformation and globalisation. Within this broad sweep of interests my research is increasingly focused on sustainability issues, but specifically through the following entry points:
1. Resources and Sustainability -- I research the relationships between resources, governance, markets and environments with sustainability as a driving concern. As solutions to chronic environmental problems are sought by some in the formation of markets organized along neoliberal lines, it is timely to research aspects of resources (use, demand, pricing, markets) and their effects on environments, the environmental implications of trade, and the implications of the cultures of markets for environments. In 2012 I held a workshop 'Trading Environments: Commercial Knowledge and Environmental Transformations' in conjunction with the Rachel Carson Center, LMU. The conference, 1-3 August 2012 featured 14 participants and considered dynamic interrelations between commodities and environments, cultures of markets, and disconnevts between first and second nature.
In June 2013, I began a project with Amra Bobar 'Holzzukunft oder Holzweg?' which examines the prospects for and the barriers to cascade use of wood in Bavaria. The project is part of the Bavarian Research Alliance 'Fit for Change.'
In July 2013 I held a conference 'In the Wake of ITQ: Fisheries and the New Managerialism' at the LMU, partly sponsored by the LMU.Fifteeen international scholars discussed fisheries management and policy.
(1) analysis of the ways in which "sustainability" is used in the media; and
(2) news coverage of the arts, and, particularly, the ways in which creative industries and spaces of exhibition are mediated. This last theme is one I am developing in association with the research group Global Theatre History at the LMU.
Winder, G.M., and Rees, E., Fish and Boats: Fisheries Management Issues in Northland. New Zealand Geographer 66(2) 2010: 152-168.
Winder, G.M., Imagining Geography and Citizenship in the Networked Newspaper: La Nacion Reports the Assassination at Sarajevo, 1914. Historical Social Research/Historische Sozialforschung, special issue: Global Communication: Telecommunication and Global Flows of Information in the Late 19th and Early Twentieth Century, 35(1) (2010): 140-166.
Winder, G.M., London’s Global Reach? Reuters News and Network 1865, 1881, and 1914. Journal of World History 21(2) (2010): 271-296.
Telecommunications Technology and News of Disaster: Earthquake Reporting in The Los Angeles Times, 1917-1939. In M. Hampf and S. Müller-Pohl eds., Global Communications. Frankfurt and New York: Campus, forthcoming 2013.
GW January 2014.
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