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Overview

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 colour throughout, this new edition has been completely revised and updated to take account of recent changes in the world economy.

About the Author:
Paul Knox is University Distinguished Professor and Senior Fellow for International Advancement at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

About the Author:
John Agnew is Professor of Geography and Chair of the Global Studies Program at the University of California, Los Angeles

About the Author:
Linda McCarthy is an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'...this book remains thoroughly useful. It presents a wealth of data and introduces a variety of approaches to economic geography.' Political Geography

'There is much to admire in this book, not least the clear erudition and breadth of reading displayed by the authors and the fact that it is consistently well written. This is truly comprehensive book.' Transactions of the IBG

'This book is to be welcomed particularly for its impressive historical perspective on current developments in the world economy.' Environment and Planning A

'... a good, stimulating textbook.' Kevin R Cox, The Ohio State University, USA

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Provides an introduction to the theory and practice of economic geography, considering local, regional, and global economic development over the long historical term and giving emphasis to the globalization of the world economy and its interactions with both developed and developing countries. Includes chapter summaries and section introductions. This third edition takes into account changes in the world economy since 1994, and contains new material on commodity chains, women, tourism, sustainable development, the global office, and the informational economy. Co-published by Wiley. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340807125
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/3/2003
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Knox, University Distinguished Professor and Senior Fellow for International Advancement, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA.

John Agnew, Distinguished Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.

Linda McCarthy, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Part 1 Economic Patterns and the Search for Explanation 1

1 The changing world economy 3

1.1 Studying economic geography 4

1.2 Economic organization and spatial change 6

1.3 Spatial divisions of labour 11

Key sources and suggested reading 17

Related websites 18

2 Global patterns and trends 19

2.1 What 'economic development' means 23

2.2 International patterns of resources and population 24

2.3 International patterns of industry and finance 39

2.4 Interpretations of international inequality 53

Summary 54

Key sources and suggested reading 54

Related websites 55

3 Geographical dynamics of the world economy 56

3.1 History of the world economy 57

3.2 States and the world economy 62

3.3 'Market access' and the regional motors of the new world economy 75

Summary 87

Key sources and suggested reading 88

Related websites 89

Part 2 Rise of the Core Economies 91

4 Pre-industrial foundations 93

4.1 Beginnings 93

4.2 Summary: emerging imperatives of economic organization 98

4.3 Emergence of the European world-system 99

Summary 112

Key sources and suggested reading 115

Related websites 115

5 Evolution of the industrial core regions 116

5.1 The Industrial Revolution and spatial change 116

5.2 Machinofacture and the spread of industrialization in Europe 117

5.3 Fordism and North American industrialization 126

5.4 Japanese industrialization: two economic miracles 130

5.5 Emergence of 'organized' capitalism 138

5.6 Principles of economic geography: lessons from the industrial era 145

Key sources and suggested reading 146

Related websites 146

6 Globalization of production systems 148

6.1 Transitionto advanced capitalism 148

6.2 Patterns and processes of globalization 161

Summary 177

Key sources and suggested reading 178

Related websites 178

Part 3 Spatial Transformation of Core and Periphery 179

7 Spatial reorganization of the core economies 181

7.1 A new context for urban and regional change 182

7.2 Spatial reorganization of the core economies 185

7.3 Old industrial spaces 197

7.4 New industrial spaces 199

7.5 Regional inequality in core economies 208

Summary 215

Key sources and suggested reading 216

Related websites 216

8 Dynamics of interdependence: transformation of the periphery 217

8.1 Colonial economies and the transformation of global space 218

8.2 Economic mechanisms of enmeshment and maintenance in the colonial world economy 223

8.3 Influence of colonial administration on interdependence 231

8.4 Mechanisms of cultural integration 233

8.5 Changing global context of interdependence 235

8.6 Alternative models of development? 247

Summary 248

Key sources and suggested reading 249

Related websites 250

9 Agriculture: the primary concern? 251

9.1 Agriculture in the periphery 252

9.2 Land, labour and capital 256

9.3 Rural land reform 265

9.4 Capitalization of agriculture 266

9.5 Science and technology in agriculture 273

Summary 276

Key sources and suggested reading 277

Related websites 277

10 Industrialization: the path to progress? 279

10.1 National and global stimuli to industrialization 280

10.2 Limits to industrialization in the periphery 285

10.3 Geography of industrialization in the periphery 290

10.4 Rise and fall of the Soviet model of industrialization 302

10.5 China's rise in the world economy 308

Summary 314

Key sources and suggested reading 315

Related websites 315

11 Services: going global? 317

11.1 Defining and theorizing services 319

11.2 National and global stimuli to the growth of services 322

11.3 Services outsourcing: benefits and drawbacks for all? 325

11.4 Limits to service export growth in the semi-periphery and periphery? 327

11.5 Geography of services 330

11.6 Variety in the internationalization of services 338

Summary 353

Key sources and suggested reading 355

Related websites 355

Part 4 Adjusting to a New Global Economy 357

12 International and supranational institutionalized integration 359

12.1 Economic change and the new geopolitics 359

12.2 International and supranational institutionalized integration 362

12.3 Spatial outcomes of economic integration 369

Summary 384

Key sources and suggested reading 385

Related websites 386

13 Reassertion of the local in the age of the global: regions and localities within the world economy 387

13.1 Regionalism and regional policy 388

13.2 Nationalist separatism 395

13.3 Grassroots reactions 400

Summary 405

Key sources and suggested reading 406

Related websites 406

14 Conclusion 408

Key sources and suggested reading 411

Glossary 412

Bibliography 425

Index 448

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