The Economic Geography of the UK

The Economic Geography of the UK


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849200905
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 09/16/2010
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Neil Coe is a Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Manchester.

Professor Andrew Jones is an inter-disciplinary social scientist with a background as an economic geographer. He is also Dean of Arts and Social Sciences at City University London.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Preface viii

List of contributors xi

Part I Setting the Scene: Uneven Economic Geographies 1

1 Introduction: the shifting geographies of the UK economy? Neil M. Coe Andrew Jones 3

2 Persistent North-South divides Danny Dorling 12

3 Uneven regional growth: the geographies of boom and bust under New Labour Ron Martin 29

Part II Landscapes of Power, Inequality and Finance 47

4 The City and finance: changing landscapes of power John Allen 49

5 Banking on financial services Shaun French Karen Lai Andrew Leyshon 61

6 The geography of UK government finance: tax, spend and what lies between Steve Musson 79

7 State and economy: governing uneven development in the UK Andy Pike John Tomaney 91

8 Housing and the UK economy Chris Hamnett 110

9 The geographical pension gap: understanding patterns of inequality in UK occupational pensions Kendra Strauss Gordon L. Clark 123

Part III Landscapes of Production and Circulation 137

10 The changing geographies of manufacturing and work: made in the UK? Ray Hudson 139

11 Business services: driving the knowledge-based economy in the UK? James R. Faulconbridge 153

12 Agricultural restructuring and changing food networks in the UK Brian Ilbery Damian Maye 166

13 The shifting geographies of UK retailing Neil Wrigley 181

14 UK energy dilemmas: energy security and climate change Michael J. Bredshaw 196

Part IV Landscapes of Social Change 209

15 Restructuring UK labour markets: work and employment in the twenty-first century Kevin Ward 211

16 New migrant divisions of labour Jane Wills Cathy McIlwaine Kavita Datta Jon May Joanna Herbert Yara Evans 225

17 The UK economy and the transformation of East Central Europe Alison Stenning 239

18 Coda: the UK economy in an era of globalisation Neil M. Coe Andrew Jones 253

Index 259

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