Geography of the World Economy

ISBN-10: 0340948353
ISBN-13: 9780340948354
Edition: 5th 2008 (Revised)
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List price: $58.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 2/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

The Geography of the World Economy provides an in-depth introduction to the globalization of the world economy and discusses local, regional, national, and global economic development over the course of history. It provides the basis for understanding the internal and external economic interactions of both industrialized and developing countries. Illustrated in color throughout, this new edition has been completely revised and updated to take account of recent changes in the world economy. It is ideal for first- and second- year undergraduate courses in economic geography and international relations.

Acknowledgements
Economic Patterns and the Search for Explanation
The changing world economy
Studying economic geography
Economic organization and spatial change
Spatial divisions of labour
Key sources and suggested reading
Related websites
Global patterns and trends
What 'economic development' means
International patterns of resources and population
International patterns of industry and finance
Interpretations of international inequality
Summary
Key sources and suggested reading
Related websites
Geographical dynamics of the world economy
History of the world economy
States and the world economy
'Market access' and the regional motors of the new world economy
Summary
Key sources and suggested reading
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Rise of the Core Economies
Pre-industrial foundations
Beginnings
Summary: emerging imperatives of economic organization
Emergence of the European world-system
Summary
Key sources and suggested reading
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Evolution of the industrial core regions
The Industrial Revolution and spatial change
Machinofacture and the spread of industrialization in Europe
Fordism and North American industrialization
Japanese industrialization: two economic miracles
Emergence of 'organized' capitalism
Principles of economic geography: lessons from the industrial era
Key sources and suggested reading
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Globalization of production systems
Transition to advanced capitalism
Patterns and processes of globalization
Summary
Key sources and suggested reading
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Spatial Transformation of Core and Periphery
Spatial reorganization of the core economies
A new context for urban and regional change
Spatial reorganization of the core economies
Old industrial spaces
New industrial spaces
Regional inequality in core economies
Summary
Key sources and suggested reading
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Dynamics of interdependence: transformation of the periphery
Colonial economies and the transformation of global space
Economic mechanisms of enmeshment and maintenance in the colonial world economy
Influence of colonial administration on interdependence
Mechanisms of cultural integration
Changing global context of interdependence
Alternative models of development?
Summary
Key sources and suggested reading
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Agriculture: the primary concern?
Agriculture in the periphery
Land, labour and capital
Rural land reform
Capitalization of agriculture
Science and technology in agriculture
Summary
Key sources and suggested reading
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Industrialization: the path to progress?
National and global stimuli to industrialization
Limits to industrialization in the periphery
Geography of industrialization in the periphery
Rise and fall of the Soviet model of industrialization
China's rise in the world economy
Summary
Key sources and suggested reading
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Services: going global?
Defining and theorizing services
National and global stimuli to the growth of services
Services outsourcing: benefits and drawbacks for all?
Limits to service export growth in the semi-periphery and periphery?
Geography of services
Variety in the internationalization of services
Summary
Key sources and suggested reading
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Adjusting to a New Global Economy
International and supranational institutionalized integration
Economic change and the new geopolitics
International and supranational institutionalized integration
Spatial outcomes of economic integration
Summary
Key sources and suggested reading
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Reassertion of the local in the age of the global: regions and localities within the world economy
Regionalism and regional policy
Nationalist separatism
Grassroots reactions
Summary
Key sources and suggested reading
Related websites
Conclusion
Key sources and suggested reading
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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