The Geography of the World Economy provides an in-depth and stimulating introduction to the 'globalization' of the world economy. The book offers a consideration of local, regional, national and global economic development over the long historical term. The theory and practice of economic and political geography provide a basis for understanding the interactions within and among the developed and developing countries of the world. Illustrated in colour throughout, this new edition has been completely reworked and updated to take account of the substantial changes in the world economy, and includes a new chapter on services. It is ideal for upper level university undergraduates and for post-graduates in a variety of specializations including geography, economics, political science, international relations and global studies.
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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 labour 1.4 Key sources and suggested reading Related websites 2 Global patterns and trends 2.1 What aaC--economic developmentaaC--(t) means 2.2 International patterns of resources and population 2.3 International patterns of industry and finance 2.4 Interpretations of international inequality Summary Key sources and suggested reading Related websites 3 Geographical dynamics of the world economy 3.1 History of the world economy 3.2 States and the world economy 3.3 aaC--Market accessaaC--(t) and the regional motors of the new world economy Summary Key sources and suggested reading Related websites PART 2 RISE OF THE CORE ECONOMIES 4 Pre-industrial foundations 4.1 Beginnings 4.2 Emerging imperatives of economic organization 4.3 Emergence of the European world system Summary Key sources and suggested reading Related websites 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 Japanese industrialization: two economic miracles 5.5 Emergence of aaC--organizedaaC--(t) capitalism 5.6 Principles of economic geography: lessons from the industrial era Key sources and suggested reading Related websites 6 Globalization of production systems 6.1 Transition to advanced capitalism 6.2 Patterns and processes of globalization Summary Key sources and suggested reading Related websites PART 3 SPATIAL TRANSFORMATION OF CORE AND PERIPHERY 7 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 Summary Key sources and suggested reading Related websites 8 Dynamics of interdependence: transformation of the periphery 8.1 Colonial economies and transformation of global space 8.2 Economic mechanisms of enmeshment and maintenance in the colonial world economy 8.3 Influence of colonial administration on interdependence 8.4 Mechanisms of cultural integration 8.5 Changing global context of interdependence 8.6 Alternative models of development? Summary Key sources and suggested reading Related websites 9 Agriculture: the primary concern? 9.1 Agriculture in the periphery 9.2 Land, labour and capital 9.3 Rural land reform 9.4 Capitalization of agriculture 9.5 Science and technology in agriculture Summary Key sources and suggested reading Related websites 10 Industrialization: the path to progress? 10.1 National and global stimuli to industrialization 10.2 Limits to industrialization in the periphery 10.3 Geography of industrialization in the periphery 10.4 Rise and fall of the Soviet model of industrialization &nbs
Paul Knox is University Distinguished Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning, and Senior Fellow for International Advancement at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA John Agnew is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA Linda McCarthy is an Associate Professor of Geography and a member of the Urban Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, and a certified planner.