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The steady globalization of economic activity over the last few decades has intensified the assertion of the region as a critical locus of economic order and as a potent foundation of competitive advantage. This book is a wide-ranging exploration of the economic logic and political meaning of such developments. It presents the economic geography of the modern world as an emerging global mosaic of regional systems of production and exchange.
1. Regions and the World Economy
2. The National Economy and the Sovereign State
3. The Coming Break-Up of National Economies?
4. The Global Mosaic of Regional Economies
5. The Regional Foundations of Economic Performance
6. Collective Order and Regional Development: Social and Cultural Regulation of Local Economic Systems
7. Prospects for Poor Regions
8. A World of Regions
9. The Changing Geopolitics of Production, Competition, and Regional Interdependence