Geographies of Global Change: Remapping the World in the Late Twentieth Century

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631193265
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/1995
  • Pages: 356

Table of Contents

List of Plates
List of Figures
List of Tables
1 Global Change at the End of the Twentieth Century 1
Pt. I Geoeconomic Change 11
Introduction to Part I: The Reconfiguration of Late Twentieth-Century Capitalism 13
2 A Hyperactive World 18
3 From Farming to Agribusiness: the Global Agro-food System 36
4 Multinational Corporations and the New International Division of Labor 50
5 Trajectories of Development Theory: Capitalism, Socialism, and Beyond 63
Pt. II Geopolitical Change 77
Introduction to Part II: After the Cold War 79
6 Democracy and Human Rights after the Cold War 82
7 The Renaissance of Nationalism 97
8 Global Regulation and Trans-state Organization 111
9 The Regulatory State: the Corporate Welfare State and Beyond 127
Pt. III Geosocial Change 145
Introduction to Part III: People in Turmoil 147
10 Population Crises: the Malthusian Specter? 152
11 Global Migration and Ethnicity: Contemporary Case-Studies 175
12 Changing Women's Status in a Global Economy 191
13 Disease Implications of Global Change 206
Pt. IV Geocultural Change 225
Introduction to Part IV: Modernity, Identity, and Machineries of Meaning 227
14 World Cities and the Organization of Global Space 232
15 The New Spaces of Global Media 248
16 Resisting and Reshaping the Modern: Social Movements and the Development Process 263
17 Understanding Diversity: the Problem of/for "Theory" 280
Pt. V Geoenvironmental Change 295
Introduction to Part V: A Burden Too Far? 297
18 The Earth Transformed: Trends, Trajectories, and Patterns 302
19 The Earth as Input: Resources 318
20 The Earth as Output: Pollution 333
21 Sustainable Development? 354
Pt. VI Conclusion 375
22 Remapping the World: What Sort of Map? What Sort of World? 377
Bibliography 386
List of Contributors 420
Further Reading 426
Index 433
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