Monthly Archives: March 2010

The global foodscape

Further population growth will mean greater demand for food. But exactly how that extra food is going to be produced is by no means clear (certainly, one “solution” being pursued is to grab land). According to the giant, global, powerful corporations charged with making a profit from food production – which, depending on how you […]

The geography of voter turnout in the 2010 Iraqi parliamentary elections

Earlier this month, Iraqi voters went to the polls to elect the 325 members of the Council of Representatives, who will elect the Prime Minister and the President of the country. As US troops prepare to withdraw, this electoral contest was seen by many political commentators as a test of Iraq’s security forces and its […]

The new new international division of labour

The old story about the changing geography of production noted that, while labour-intensive production could be relocated from industrial areas of the ‘north’ to export processing zones or border towns in the ‘global south’, research and development (R&D) would stay in the ‘north’. So, part of the colonial division of labour was broken down by […]

Urban-to-rural migration

Most geography students will have studied rural-to-urban migration. This is the key process contributing to the world’s urbanization. Now in Haiti this pathway is being reversed. In the aftermath of its devastating earthquake, many Haitians who can do so have gone rural, leaving the city behind (at least for now) and starting up in the […]