Global Shift: Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy

Global Shift: Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy

by Peter Dicken

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Global Shift: Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy by Peter Dicken

Global Shift is - quite simply - the definitive work on economic globalization. The extensive use of graphics, lack of jargon, and clear definition of terms has made it the standard work for the social sciences.

The Seventh Edition has been completely updated using the latest available sources. It maps the changing centres of gravity of the global economy and explains the global financial crisis. Each chapter has been extensively rewritten and new material introduced to explain the most recent empirical developments; ideas on production, distribution, consumption; and corporate governance. Global Shift provides:

  • The most comprehensive and up-to-date explanation of economic globalization available, examining the role of transnational corporations, states, labour, consumers, organizations in civil society, and the power relations between them.
  • A clear guide to how the global economy is being transformed through the operation of global production networks involving transnational corporations, states, interest groups and technology.
  • Extended discussion of problems and institutions of global governance in the context of the global economic crisis and of the role of corporate social responsibility.
  • A suite of extensive online ancillaries for both students and lecturers, including author videos, case studies, lecture notes, and free access to specially selected journal articles related to each chapter.

There is only one definitive guide to economic globalization for the social sciences: and that's Peter Dicken's Global Shift.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781446282106
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/26/2015
Edition description: Seventh Edition
Pages: 648

About the Author

Peter Dicken is recognized as a leading world authority on economic globalization. He is Emeritus Professor of Geography in the School of Environment and Development at the University of Manchester, UK, and has held visiting academic appointments at universities and research institutes throughout the world. He is an Academician of the Social Sciences, a recipient of the Victoria Medal of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), the Centenary Medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and an Honorary Doctorate of the University of Uppsala, Sweden.

Table of Contents

What in the World Is Going On?
Part I: The Changing Contours of the Global Economy
The Centre of Gravity Shifts: Transforming the Geographies of the Global Economy
Part II: Processes of Global Shift
Tangled Webs: Unravelling Complexity in the Global Economy
Technological Change: ‘Gales of Creative Destruction’
Transnational Corporations: The Primary Movers and Shapers of the Global Economy
The State Really Does Matter
Part III: Winning and Losing in the Global Economy
The Uneasy Relationship between TNCs and States: Dynamics of Conflict and Collaboration
'Capturing Value' within Global Production Networks
'Destroying Value'? Environmental Impacts of Global Production Networks
Winning and Losing: Where You Live Really Matters
Making the World a Better Place
Part IV: The Picture in Different Sectors
'Making Holes in the Ground': The Extractive Industries
'We Are What We Eat': The Agro-Food Industries
'Fabric-ating Fashion': The Clothing Industries
'Wheels of Change': The Automobile Industry
'Making the World Go Round': Advanced Business Services
'Making the Connections, Moving the Goods': Logistics and Distribution Services

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