The Geography of the World Economy provides an in-depth and stimulating introduction to the 'globalization' of the world economy. The book offers a consideration of local, regional, national and global economic development over the long historical term. The theory and practice of economic and political geography provide a basis for understanding the interactions within and among the developed and developing countries of the world. Illustrated in colour throughout, this new edition has been completely reworked and updated to take account of the substantial changes in the world economy, and includes a new chapter on services. It is ideal for upper level university undergraduates and for post-graduates in a variety of specializations including geography, economics, political science, international relations and global studies.
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Provides an in-depth and stimulating introduction to the theory and practice of economic geography. Explains how the world economy affects where industries are located, and puts trends in jobs and investments in a straight-forward global perspectiveAbout the Author:
Paul Knox is University Distinguished Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning, and Senior Fellow for International Advancement at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
John Agnew is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA Linda McCarthy is an Associate Professor of Geography and a member of the Urban Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, and a certified planner.
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Book Description Routledge, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: AcknowledgementsPart 1: Economic Patterns and the Search for Explanation1.1 Studying economic geography1.2 Economic organization and spatial change1.3 Spatial divisions of labour2. Global patterns and trends2.1 What 'economic development' means2.2 International patterns of resources and population2.3 International patterns of industry and finance2.4 Interpretations of international inequality3. Geographical dynamics of the world economy3.1 History of the world economy3.2 States and thw world economy3.3 'Market access' and the regional motors of the new world economyPart 2: Rise of the Core Economies4. Pre-industrial foundations4.1 Beginnings4.2 Emerging imperatives of economic organization4.3 Emergence of the European world system5. Evolution of the industrial core regions5.1 The industrial Revolution and spatial change5.2 Machinofacture and the spread of industrialization in Europe5.3 Fordism and North American industrialization5.4 Japanese industrialization: two economic miracles5.5 Emergence of 'organized' capitalism5.6 Principles of economic geography: lessons from the industrial era6. Globalization of production systems6.1 Transition to advanced capitalism6.2 Patterns and processes of globalizationPart 3: Spatial Transformation of Core and Periphery7. Spatial reorganization of the core economies7.1 A new context for urban and regional change7.2 Spatial reorganization of the core economies7.3 Consolidation and agglomeration7.4 Old industrial spaces7.5 New industrial spaces7.6 Regional inequality in core economies8. Dynamics of interdependence: transformation of the periphery8.1 Colonial economies and transformation of global space8.2 Economic mechanisms of enmeshment and maintenance in the colonial world economy8.3 Influence of colonial administration on interdependence8.4 Mechanisms of cultural integration8.5 Changing global context of interdependence8.6 Alternative models of development?9. Agriculture: the primary concern?9.1 Agriculture in the periphery9.2 Land, labour and capital9.3 Rural land reform9.4 Capitalization of agriculture9.5 Science and technology in agriculture10. Industrialization: the path to progress?10.1 National and global stimuli to industrialization10.2 Limits to industrialization in the periphery10.3 Geography of industrialization in the periphery10.4 Rise and fall of the Soviet model of industrialization10.5 China's rise in the world economy11. Services: going global?11.1 Defining and theorizing services11.2 National and global stimuli to the growth of services11.3 Services outsourcing: benefits and drawbacks for all?11.4 Limits to service export growth in the semi-periphery and periphery?11.5 Geography of services11.6 Variety in the internationalisation of servicesPart 4: Adjusting to a New Global Economy12. International and supranational institutionalized integration12.1 Economic change and the new geopolitics12.2 International and supranational institutionalized integration12.3 Spatial outcomes of economic integration13. Reassertion of the local in the age of the global: regions and localities within the world economy13.1 Regionalism and regional policy13.2 Nationalist separatism13.3 Grassroots reactions14. ConclusionKey sources and suggested readingGlossaryBibliographyIndex. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0340948353
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