Global Shift: Reshaping the Global Economic Map in the 21st Century

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Now in a fully revised and expanded fourth edition, this comprehensive work is the definitive text on globalization. Students gain a solid understanding of the economic, political, and technological processes that are creating global shifts in economic activity and affecting local communities in highly uneven ways. Examined are the actions and interactions of two major groups of actors--transnational corporations and states--set within a volatile technological environment. Of special utility are detailed case studies of key global industries and more than 200 fully updated figures and tables. The fourth edition has been extensively rewritten to reflect the latest empirical and theoretical developments, and several entirely new chapters are included.

New in the Fourth Edition
*Increased attention to the globalization and anti-globalization debates
*A new case study on the distribution industries: logistics, retailing, and e-commerce
*Expanded coverage of developmental, environmental, and governance issues
*Definitions and cross-referencing of key terms
*Many additional maps, graphs, tables, and diagrams

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Peter Dicken is Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Manchester, UK. He has held visiting appointments at universities, research institutes, and business schools in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, and Sweden. He is an Academician of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences. He has served as a consultant to UNCTAD and to numerous other public and private organizations.

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Preface 1. Introduction I. The Shifting Contours of the Geo-Economy 2. A New Geo-Economy 3. The Changing Global Economic Map II. Processes of Global Shift 4. Technology: The "Great Growling Engine of Change" 5. "The State is Dead...Long Live the State" 6. Doing Things Differently: Variations in State Economic Policies 7. Transnational Corporations: The Primary "Movers" and "Shapers" of the Global Economy 8. "Webs of Enterprise": The Geography of Transnational Production Networks 9. Dynamics of Conflict and Collaboration: Both Transnational Corporations and States Matter III. Global Shift: The Picture in Different Sectors 10. "Fabric-ating Fashion": The Textiles and Garments Industries 11. "Wheels of Change": The Automobile Industry 12. "Chips with Everything": The Semiconductor Industry 13. "Making the World Go Round": The Financial Services Industries 14. "Making the Connections, Selling the Goods": The Distribution Industries IV. Winners and Losers in the Global Economy 15. Winners and Losers: An Overview 16. Making a Living in Developed Countries: Where Will the Jobs Come from? 17. Making a Living in Developing Countries: Sustaining Growth, Enhancing Equity, Ensuring Survival 18. Making the World a Better Place

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