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Overview

First published in 1987, The United States in the World-Economy is a major textbook survey of the rise of the United States within the world-economy and the causes of its relative decline. With the USA being the dominant state in the contemporary world-economy, it is vital to understand how it got to where it is and how it responds to global economic crises. Professor Agnew emphasises the divergent experiences of different regions within the USA and in so doing provides a significant 'new' regional geography, tracing the historical evolution of the world-economy and assessing the contemporary impact of the world-economy upon and within it. No treatment prior to this work covered the subject with equivalent breadth and theoretical acuity and the guiding politico-economic framework provides a coherent radical perspective within which the author undertakes specific regional and historical analysis. The United States in the World-Economy will prove required reading for numerous courses in regional geography, area studies and the geography of the United States.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521316842
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/29/1987
  • Series: Geography of the World-Economy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Preface; 1. The United States in the world-economy; 2. The historical evolution of the United States in the world-economy: from incorporation to globalisation; 3. The world-economy and America's regions: from competition to dominance to volatility; 4. The American impasse and America's regions; 5. From challenge to responses: the United States versus the world-economy; 6. Conclusion; Further reading; Bibliography; Index.

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