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Geography of World Economy

Geography of World Economy - 4th edition

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ISBN13: 978-0340807125

Paul Knox, John Agnew and Linda McCarthy

ISBN13: 978-0340807125
ISBN10: 0340807121
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 03
Publisher: Edward Arnold Ltd.

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

The Geography of the World Economy provides an in-depth introduction to the globalization of the world economy and discusses local, regional, national, and global economic development over the course of history. It provides the basis for understanding the internal and external economic interactions of both industrialized and developing countries. Illustrated throughout, this new edition has been completely reworked and updated to take account of recent, substantial changes in the world economy. It is ideal for first and second year undergraduate courses in Economic Geography and International Relations.

Features of the Fourth Edition :

  • Extends the coverage of world cities, labor markets, the global office, women in development, tourism, and sustainable development
  • Includes new material on the:
  • Information economy and the Digital Divide
  • International financial system and the Asian and Russian financial crises
  • Economic implications of HIV/AIDS in Africa
  • Implications of genetically modified foods on agriculture and trade


Author Bio

Knox, Paul : Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Agnew, John : University of California, Los Angeles


McCarthy, Linda : University of Wisconsin

Table of Contents

Most chapters conclude with a summary and list of key sources, suggested reading, and related websites.
Acknowledgements
Part 1: Economic Patterns and the Search for Explanation
1. THE CHANGING WORLD ECONOMY
1.1. Studying Economic Geography
1.2. Economic Organization and Spatial Change
1.3. Spatial Divisions of Labor
2. GLOBAL PATTERNS AND TRENDS
2.1. What 'Economic Development' Means
2.2. International Patterns of Resources and Population
2.3. International Patterns of Industry and Finance
2.4. Interpretations of International Inequality
3. THE GEOGRAPHICAL DYNAMICS OF THE WORLD ECONOMY
3.1. The History of the World Economy
3.2. States and the World Economy
3.3. 'Market Access' and the Regional Motors of the New World Economy
Part 2: The Rise of the Core Economies
4. PRE-INDUSTRIAL FOUNDATIONS
4.1. Beginnings
4.2. Summary: Emerging Imperatives of Economic Organization
4.3. The Emergence of the European World-System
5. EVOLUTION OF THE INDUSTRIAL CORE REGIONS
5.1. The Industrial Revolution and Spatial Change
5.2. Machinofacture and the Spread of Industrialization in Europe
5.3. Fordism and North American Industrialization
5.4. The Soviet Attempt to Join the Core
5.5. Japanese Industrialization
5.6. The Emergence of Organized Capitalism
5.7. Principles of Economic Geography: Lessons from the Industrial Era
6. THE GLOBALIZATION OF PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
6.1. The Transition to Advanced Capitalism
6.2. Patterns and Processes of Globalization
7. THE SPATIAL REORGANIZATION OF THE CORE ECONOMIES
7.1. A New Context for Urban and Regional Change
7.2. Spatial Reorganization of the Core Economies
7.3. Consolidation and Agglomeration
7.4. Old Industrial Spaces
7.5. New Industrial Spaces
7.6. Regional Inequality in Core Economies
Part 3: Spatial Transformation of the Periphery
8. THE DYNAMICS OF INTERDEPENDENCE: TRANSFORMATION OF THE PERIPHERY
8.1. Colonial Economies and the Transformation of Space
8.2. Economic Mechanisms of Enmeshment and Maintenance in the Colonial World Economy
8.3. The Influence of Colonial Administration on Interdependence
8.4. Mechanisms of Cultural Integration
8.5. The Changing Global Context of Interdependence
8.6. Alternative Models of Development
9. AGRICULTURE: THE PRIMARY CONCERN?
9.1. Agriculture in the Periphery
9.2. Land, Labor, and Capital
9.3. Rural Land Reform
9.4. The Capitalization of Agriculture
9.5. Science and Technology in Agriculture
10. INDUSTRIALIZATION: THE PATH TO PROGRESS?
10.1. National and Global Stimuli to Industrialization
10.2. The Limits of Industrialization in the Periphery
10.3. The Geography of Industrialization in the Periphery
10.4. Profiles of Peripheral Industrialization
Part 4: Adjusting to a New Global Economy
11. INTERNATIONAL AND SUPRANATIONAL INSTITUTIONALIZED INTEGRATION
11.1. Economic Change and the New Geopolitics
11.2. International and Supranational Institutionalized Integration
11.3. Spatial Outcomes of Economic Integration
12. THE REASSERTION OF THE LOCAL IN THE AGE OF THE GLOBAL: REGIONS AND LOCALITIES WITHIN THE WORLD ECONOMY
12.1. Regionalism and Regional Policy
12.2. Nationalist Separatism
12.3. Grassroots Reactions
13. CONCLUSION
References
Index

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