Geographies of Globalization (Routledge Contemporary Human Geography Series)

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Geographies of Globalization 2nd edition offers an animated and fully-updated exposition of the geographical impacts of globalization and the contribution of human geography to studies and debates in this area. Energetic and engaging, this book:

· Illustrates how the core principles of human geography – such as space and scale – lead to a better understanding of the phenomenon

· Debates the historical evolution of globalized society

· Analyses the interconnected economic, political and cultural geographies of globalization

· Examines the impact of global transformations ‘on the ground’ using examples from six continents

· Discusses the three global crises currently facing the world – inequality, the environment and unstable capitalism most recently manifested in the Great Recession

· Articulates a human geographical framework for progressive globalization and approaching solutions to the problems we face

Boxed sections highlight key concepts and innovative work by geographers as well as topical and lively debates concerning current global trends. The book is also generously illustrated with a wide range of Figures, photographs, and maps.

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About the Author:

Warwick E. Murray is Professor of Human Geography and Development

Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has held

university positions in the UK and Fiji and has been a visiting professor at

universities in Europe and South America. He is President of the Australasian

Iberian and Latin American Studies Association. He has served as editor on a

number of journals including Asia Pacifi c Viewpoint and Journal of Rural

Studies.

John Overton is Professor of Development Studies and Human Geography at

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has held university

positions at four other institutions including the Australian National University.

He is past President of the New Zealand Geographical Society and former

Director of the Commonwealth Geographical Bureau. He has served as an editor

for a range of journals including Asia Pacifi c Viewpoint.

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A comprehensive, up-to-date and eminently readable critical exploration of the idea that as globalization marches on, geography and its core principles matter more than ever for understanding the process, its challenges, and its impacts on places from the local to the global scale. - Emeritus Professor Peter Daniels, Department of Geography, University of Birmingham, UK

‘Genuinely global, unlike much of its competition, the new edition of Geographies of Globalization continues to provide an extremely well-written, enjoyable, thoughtful and occasionally provocative analysis of globalization. Already highly successful, the book is well on the way to becoming a classic.’- Professor John Connell, School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, Australia

'A first rate introduction to globalization encompassing economic, cultural, political and environmental processes and perspectives. This accessible and well-structured textbook combines a critical discussion of various theories of globalization with wide-ranging and up to date examples, presenting globalization as a dynamic and geographically unequal phenomenon that is central to understanding the modern world.' - Professor Michael Woods, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University, UK

'Globalization became a buzzword in the 1990s. Two decades on and writing from the southwestern Pacific, Warwick Murray and John Overton provide an excellent review of the debates: looking backwards, forwards and beyond the polemics' - Professor James D Sidaway, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore, Singapore 


Reviews of the first edition:

'Geographies of Globalization is a must read. It offers reasons why geographers have been marginal to the wider globalization debates, an agenda for rectifying this issue, and a call to arms to geographers on how to make their discipline distinct and valuable to the debates.' - Canadian Geographer Review

'A valid contribution to the globalisation literature as an introductory level or foundation text, combining key themes and empirical case studies with some key theoretical ideas. As part of the Routledge Contemporary Human Geography Series the book serves its role as a teaching aid, providing a concise introduction to the subject while is also amenable to delivery as, or as an accompaniment to, an undergraduate lecture courses.'- Tim Vorley, University of Leicester

'The book is very well written, carrying the reader along with all the zest and enthusiasm that characterise a winner of one of the 2006 national tertiary teaching awards. Reading it often seems like being in a high-energy classroom.' - New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences

'Geographies of Globalization is written in a very clear, accessible and concise manner and is a book that offers students something of a route-map through the uncertainty, confusion and misunderstandings that surround this now widely debated phenomenon.' - New Zealand Geographer, 2006

'This book will travel well beyond the discipline of geography and will be equally useful for students of a range of other social science disciplines.' - Marcus Power, Department of Geography, University of Durham

'Geographies of Globalization is a must read. It offers reasons why geographers have been marginal to the wider globalization debates, an agenda for rectifying this issue, and a call to arms to geographers on how to make their discipline distinct and valuable to the debates.' - Canadian Geographer Review

'I am certain that Geographies of Globalization will make an excellent text for many geography courses that focus on globalization' - Annals of the AAG

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