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The Geography of the World Economy / Edition 6
     

The Geography of the World Economy / Edition 6

by Paul Knox, John Agnew, Linda Mccarthy
 

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ISBN-10: 1444184709

ISBN-13: 9781444184709

Pub. Date: 04/09/2014

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Geography of the World Economy provides an in-depth introduction to the globalisation of the world economy, and discusses local, regional, national and global economic development over the course of history. This historical approach provides the basis for understanding the economic interactions of both industrialised and developing countries. This new edition has

Overview

The Geography of the World Economy provides an in-depth introduction to the globalisation of the world economy, and discusses local, regional, national and global economic development over the course of history. This historical approach provides the basis for understanding the economic interactions of both industrialised and developing countries. This new edition has been completely revised and updated to provide a full analysis of the major changes in the world economy in recent years.

With the text clearly signposted for students, and including full-colour maps, diagrams and illustrations, it is ideal for undergraduate students of economic geography or development studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444184709
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/09/2014
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     vi
Economic Patterns and the Search for Explanation     1
The changing world economy     3
Studying economic geography     4
Economic organization and spatial change     6
Spatial divisions of labour     11
Key sources and suggested reading     17
Related websites     18
Global patterns and trends     19
What 'economic development' means     23
International patterns of resources and population     24
International patterns of industry and finance     39
Interpretations of international inequality     53
Summary     54
Key sources and suggested reading     54
Related websites     55
Geographical dynamics of the world economy     56
History of the world economy     57
States and the world economy     62
'Market access' and the regional motors of the new world economy     75
Summary     87
Key sources and suggested reading     88
Related websites     89
Rise of the Core Economies     91
Pre-industrial foundations     93
Beginnings     93
Summary: emergingimperatives of economic organization     98
Emergence of the European world-system     99
Summary     112
Key sources and suggested reading     115
Related websites     115
Evolution of the industrial core regions     116
The Industrial Revolution and spatial change     116
Machinofacture and the spread of industrialization in Europe     117
Fordism and North American industrialization     126
Japanese industrialization: two economic miracles     130
Emergence of 'organized' capitalism     138
Principles of economic geography: lessons from the industrial era     145
Key sources and suggested reading     146
Related websites     146
Globalization of production systems     148
Transition to advanced capitalism     148
Patterns and processes of globalization     161
Summary     177
Key sources and suggested reading     178
Related websites     178
Spatial Transformation of Core and Periphery     179
Spatial reorganization of the core economies     181
A new context for urban and regional change     182
Spatial reorganization of the core economies      185
Old industrial spaces     197
New industrial spaces     199
Regional inequality in core economies     208
Summary     215
Key sources and suggested reading     216
Related websites     216
Dynamics of interdependence: transformation of the periphery     217
Colonial economies and the transformation of global space     218
Economic mechanisms of enmeshment and maintenance in the colonial world economy     223
Influence of colonial administration on interdependence     231
Mechanisms of cultural integration     233
Changing global context of interdependence     235
Alternative models of development?     247
Summary     248
Key sources and suggested reading     249
Related websites     250
Agriculture: the primary concern?     251
Agriculture in the periphery     252
Land, labour and capital     256
Rural land reform     265
Capitalization of agriculture     266
Science and technology in agriculture     273
Summary     276
Key sources and suggested reading     277
Related websites      277
Industrialization: the path to progress?     279
National and global stimuli to industrialization     280
Limits to industrialization in the periphery     285
Geography of industrialization in the periphery     290
Rise and fall of the Soviet model of industrialization     302
China's rise in the world economy     308
Summary     314
Key sources and suggested reading     315
Related websites     315
Services: going global?     317
Defining and theorizing services     319
National and global stimuli to the growth of services     322
Services outsourcing: benefits and drawbacks for all?     325
Limits to service export growth in the semi-periphery and periphery?     327
Geography of services     330
Variety in the internationalization of services     338
Summary     353
Key sources and suggested reading     355
Related websites     355
Adjusting to a New Global Economy     357
International and supranational institutionalized integration     359
Economic change and the new geopolitics     359
International and supranational institutionalized integration      362
Spatial outcomes of economic integration     369
Summary     384
Key sources and suggested reading     385
Related websites     386
Reassertion of the local in the age of the global: regions and localities within the world economy     387
Regionalism and regional policy     388
Nationalist separatism     395
Grassroots reactions     400
Summary     405
Key sources and suggested reading     406
Related websites     406
Conclusion     408
Key sources and suggested reading     411
Glossary     412
Bibliography     425
Index     448

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