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Global Shift, Fourth Edition: Reshaping the Global Economic Map in the 21st Century
     

Global Shift, Fourth Edition: Reshaping the Global Economic Map in the 21st Century

by Peter Dicken
 

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

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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

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"It just keeps getting better. This latest edition of Global Shift is the best yet. The new material has added substantially to a book that was already the first destination for those who wanted a balanced view of the global economy and its geography. If there were a word beyond definitive, then that would be the word I would use here."—Professor Nigel Thrift, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, UK

"Global Shift shatters our easy slogans about globalization, corporations, and nations with bold new insights—modern economies are complex networks of productive processes that are both local and global, technology acts as a 'great growling engine of change,' corporations and governments form clusters of conflict and cooperation at the micro, meso, and macro levels. Peter Dicken has created a powerful conceptual framework not to be missed by those who hope to grasp the logic of this emerging global order."—William E. Halal, School of Business and Public Management, George Washington University

"Dicken identifies states and transnational corporations as the two key actors in the multiple processes of restructuring and institutionalization that we usually call the global economy. In so doing, he has written a political economy of globalization and produced a far more comprehensive account than is typically the case in books about the global economy, most of which tend to confine the analysis to firms and markets."—Saskia Sassen, Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology, The University of Chicago

"In these uncertain times, it is reassuring to have Peter Dicken as our guide to the world economy. No other commentator has his eye equally attuned to both the big picture of global corporations and capital flows, and the fascinating stories of local places, people, and industries. In this new edition of Global Shift, Dicken shows us once again why he has become one of the most respected social scientists studying the world of global business and economy."—Meric Gertler, Department of Geography, University of Toronto, Canada

Booknews
Introduces students to the economic, political, and technological processes that are creating global shifts in economic activity and affecting local communities. Focus is on the interrelated actions of transnational corporations and states within a volatile technological environment. This third edition contains new chapters, and emphasizes the geographical uneveness of processes which create global shifts in economic activity. Includes case studies of key global industries. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572309074
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
06/06/2003
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
633
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

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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