The Geography of the World Economy 5th Edition

Author: Paul Knox,John Agnew,Linda McCarthy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134644353

Category: Science

Page: 472

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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.

21st Century Geography

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141297464X

Category: Science

Page: 883

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This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

An Everyday Geography of the Global South

Author: Jonathan Rigg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134184913

Category: Science

Page: 264

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Taking a broad perspective of livelihoods, this book draws on more than ninety case studies from thirty-six countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America to examine how people are engaging and living with modernity. This extends from changes in the ways that households operate, to how and why people take on new work and acquire new skills, how migration and mobility have become increasingly common features of existence, and how aspirations and expectations are being reworked under the influence of modernization. To date, this is the only book which takes such an approach to building an understanding of the global South. By using the experience of the non-Western world to illuminate and inform mainstream debates in geography, and in beginning from the lived experiences of ‘ordinary’ people, this book provides an alternative insight into a range of geographical debates. The clarity of argument and its use of detailed case studies makes this book an invaluable resource for students.

Global Shift

Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy

Author: Peter Dicken

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 1412929555

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 599

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'Global Shift just keeps on getting better. There is no other source that gives you the full story on globalization in such a fluent and authoritative way. Not just recommended but essential' - Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Warwick 'Impressive in the extent of empirical research, Global Shift successfully captures the historical continuities and basic changes marking the world economy. Peter Dicken's new edition is a vividly written guide to globalizing processes' - James H. Mittelman, Professor, School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC 'With this edition of Global Shift, Professor Dicken confirms his mastery as one of the preeminent authorities in the study of globalization. If you wish to explore beyond "flatland", I can't recommend a better source' - Professor William E. Halal, George Washington University 'A comprehensive, balanced, thorough, interdisciplinary review of one of the critical issues of our time. A must for anyone interested in globalization' - Stephen J. Kobrin, University of Pennsylvania The fifth edition of Global Shift is now completely revised and updated using the latest available sources. Every chapter has been extensively rewritten to take into account not just new empirical developments but to incorporate new ideas on production, distribution, and consumption in the global economy. The standard work on globalization provides " the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of economic globalization available " a clear guide to how the global economy is transformed by: transnational corporations; states and interest groups; and technology " detailed literature review that explains different theories of economic globalization in the larger context of a descriptive account of newly industrialising economies " sectoral case studies - with a new case study on agro-food industries - which illustrate diverse processes of globalization " new material on social movements, governance, environment, and alternative economic systems Extensive use of graphics, lack of jargon, clear definition of terms, makes Global Shift the key resource on economic globalization in the social science literature

The Geography of Developing Areas

The Global South in a Changing World

Author: Glyn Williams,Paula Meth,Katie Willis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134178751

Category: History

Page: 464

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Rather than presenting the global South to students as a set of problems (rapid urbanisation, population growth, poverty etc), this textbook focuses on the diversity of life in the South, and looks at the role it plays in shaping and responding to current global change. The text integrates 'traditional' concerns of development geographers (such as economic development and social inequality) with aspects of the global South usually given less attention (such as cultural identity and political conflict). Divided into four main sections: Representing the global South argues that images of the so.

The Creative Capital of Cities

Interactive Knowledge Creation and the Urbanization Economies of Innovation

Author: Stefan Krätke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444342258

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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This book challenges the new urban growth concepts of the creative class and creative industries from a critical urban theory perspective. Critiques Richard Florida's popular books about cities and the creative class Presents an alternative approach based on analyses of empirical research data concerning the German urban system and the case study regions, Hanover and Berlin Underscores that the culture industry takes a leading role in conforming with neoliberal conceptions of labor markets

Territories

The Claiming of Space

Author: David Storey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136991514

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Politics and political relationships underpin the world we live in. From the division of the earth’s surface into separate states to the placement of ‘keep out’ signs, territorial strategies to control geographic space can be used to assert, maintain or resist power and as a force for oppression or liberation. Forms of exclusion can be consolidated and reinforced through territorial practices, yet they can also be resisted through similar means. Territoriality can be seen as the spatial expression of power, with borders dividing those inside from those outside. The extensively revised and updated second edition continues to provide an introduction to theories of territoriality and the outcomes of territorial control and resistance. It explores the construction of territories and the conflicts which often result using a range of examples drawn from various spatial scales and from many different countries. It ranges in coverage from conflicts over national territory (such as Israel/Palestine, Northern Ireland, South Ossetia) to divisions of space based around class, gender and race. While retaining the key elements of the first edition, this new edition covers contemporary debates on nationalism, territorialization, globalization and borders. It updates the factual content to explore the territorial consequences of ‘9/11’, the ‘war on terror’ and the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It also examines migration, refugees, the territorial expansion of the European Union, and territorial divisions in the home and workplace. The book emphasizes the underlying processes associated with territorial strategies and raises important questions relating to place, culture and identity. Key questions emerge concerning geographic space, who is ‘allowed’ to be in particular spaces and who is barred, discouraged or excluded. Written from a geographical perspective, the book is inter-disciplinary, drawing on ideas and material from a range of academic disciplines including, history, political science, sociology, international relations, cultural studies. Each chapter contains boxed case studies, illustrations and guides to further reading.

Political Geography

World-economy, Nation-state and Locality

Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131790284X

Category: Science

Page: 352

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We live in a rapidly changing world in which politics is becoming both more and less predictable at the same time: this makes political geography a particularly exciting topic to study. To make sense of the continuities and disruptions within this political world requires a strongly focused yet flexible text. This new (sixth) edition of Peter Taylor’s Political Geography proves itself fit for the task of coping with a frequently and rapidly changing geo-political landscape. Co-authored again with Colin Flint, it retains the intellectual clarity, rigour and vision of previous editions, based upon its world-systems approach. Reflecting the backdrop of the current global climate, this is the Empire, globalization and climate change edition in which global political change is being driven by three related processes: the role of cities in economic and political networks; the problems facing territorially based notions of democratic politics and citizenship, and the ongoing spectre of war. This sixth edition remains a core text for students of political geography, geopolitics, international relations and political science, as well as more broadly across human geography and the social sciences.

Urban Geography

Author: Tim Hall,Heather Barrett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113664735X

Category: Science

Page: 384

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This extensively revised and updated fourth edition not only examines the new geographical patterns forming within and between cities, but also investigates the way geographers have sought to make sense of this urban transformation. It is structured into three sections: 'contexts', 'themes' and 'issues' that move students from a foundation in urban geography through its major themes to contemporary and pressing issues. The text critically synthesizes key literatures in the following areas: the urban world changing approaches to urban geography urban form and structure economy and the city urban politics planning, regeneration and urban policy cities and culture architecture and urban landscapes images of the city experiencing the city housing and residential segregation transport and mobility in cities sustainability and the city. The fourth edition combines the topicality and accessibility of previous editions with extensive new material, including many new chapters such as the urban world and politics, housing and Residential Segregation, and transport in cities, as well as a wealth of international case studies, extending its range of coverage across the field. This book features enhanced pedagogy including a range of new illustrations and tables, a list of key ideas for each chapter, end of chapter essay questions and project activities, and annotated further reading from books, journals and websites. Written in an engaging, student friendly style, this is an essential read for students and scholars of Urban Geography.

Territory

The Claiming of Space

Author: David Storey

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582327900

Category: Science

Page: 195

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Territory provides a comprehensive introduction to theories of territoriality and the geographical outcomes of territorial control. It explores both macro-scale territoriality (e.g. the emergence of nations and state formation) and micro-scale territoriality (e.g. the 'designation' of particular spaces in urban areas or domestic contexts). Politics and political relationships underpin the world we live in. From a geographical perspective, the most obvious manifestation of this is the division of the Earth's surface into political units (states and sub-state divisions). There are also less explicit forms of territorial division which occur in more micro-scale contexts. Whether explicit or implicit, control over territory is a key political motivating force. Competing territory claims are a major source of conflict. The processes of control and the contestation over particular territory are thus key elements in what is known as political geography.

The Origins of Alliance

Author: Stephen M. Walt

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801469988

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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How are alliances made? In this book, Stephen M. Walt makes a significant contribution to this topic, surveying theories of the origins of international alliances and identifying the most important causes of security cooperation between states. In addition, he proposes a fundamental change in the present conceptions of alliance systems. Contrary to traditional balance-of-power theories, Walt shows that states form alliances not simply to balance power but in order to balance threats. Walt begins by outlining five general hypotheses about the causes of alliances. Drawing upon diplomatic history and a detailed study of alliance formation in the Middle East between 1955 and 1979, he demonstrates that states are more likely to join together against threats than they are to ally themselves with threatening powers. Walt also examines the impact of ideology on alliance preferences and the role of foreign aid and transnational penetration. His analysis show, however, that these motives for alignment are relatively less important. In his conclusion, he examines the implications of "balance of threat" for U.S. foreign policy.

Emerging Nodes in the Global Economy: Frankfurt and Tel Aviv Compared

Author: D. Felsenstein,E.W. Schamp,A. Shachar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401714088

Category: Science

Page: 282

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This volume looks at the temporal and volatile ways in which Frankfurt and Tel Aviv engage the global economy and function as nodes within global networks. Drawing on a combination of qualitative and quantitative empirical studies of leading sectors, it systematically analyzes the process of network formation and highlights the role of national and regional policy. It will be of interest to academics, researchers, practitioners and policymakers working in urban and economic geography, public policy and economic development.

Worldwide Destinations

The geography of travel and tourism

Author: Brian Boniface, MA,Chris Cooper,Robyn Cooper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136001131

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

View: 1991

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Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism is a unique text that explores the demand, supply, organisational aspects and resources of every tourism destination in the world. This fifth edition is brought up to date with key features such as: an exploration of current issues such as climate change, economic capacity, "grey" tourism and social impacts new full colour interior, packed iwth helpful pedagogic features, including discussion points and assignements to encourage greater student involvement a companion website is now available at www.routledge.com/cw/boniface and includes interactive, multiple-choice questions for students to test their own learning The book provides thematic chapters at the beginning which detail the geographical knowledge and principles required to understand how to approach the analysis of destinations. The further division of the book into thematic and regional chapters enables the student to carry out a systematic analysis of a particular destination. Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism is an invaluable resource for studying every destination in the world as well as the demand, resources and future of the geography of tourism. This thorough guide is a must-have for any tourism student.

Southeastern Geographer

Fall 2014 Issue

Author: David M. Cochran Jr.,Carl A. Reese

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469616033

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

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Southeastern Geographer is published by UNC Press for the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (www.sedaag.org). The quarterly journal publishes the academic work of geographers and other social and physical scientists, and features peer-reviewed articles and essays that reflect sound scholarship and contain significant contributions to geographical understanding, with a special interest in work that focuses on the southeastern United States.

Essays on the Evolution of the Post-Apartheid State

Legacies, Reforms and Prospects

Author: Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA)

Publisher: Real African Publishers

ISBN: 1920655875

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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This book critically examines the challenges, successes, and failures of the post-1994 South African state against the humane values enshrined in its constitution: nonracial democracy and respect for all generations of human rights—civil, political, social, economic, resources and the environment and gender and communication. The book sheds light on the difficulties faced by the State when trying to bring together a diverse society comprised of traditional South African, Western-based and "other" African (immigrant) cultures into a cohesive nation with a common South African identity. The views of the essays may not be entirely consistent and the issues they raise may be contentious. This merely affirms the truism that the State is a contested terrain. The aim of this book is to deepen the search for an understanding of the theory of the State as it applies to a transforming society such as ours and to trudge the dividing line between theory and practice so they can feed into each other in a progressive spiral towards the desired end-state.

Urban Social Geography

An Introduction

Author: Paul L. Knox,Steven Pinch

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131249448

Category: Science

Page: 375

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The new 5th edition of this highly respected and long-running text builds and improves upon the successful structure, thought-provoking writing style and clear presentation of previous editions. Tracing urban social geography through its theoretical underpinnings to current debates, this new edition takes account of recent critical work while also presenting the foundations and development of the subject. It explicitly relates key issues to contemporary cultural and economic life in cities, producing coverage that is stimulating, relevant and engaging for students. Key Features Key questions and concepts for each chapter to help students identify and apply the key themes Written in a lively and accessible style designed to enthuse learners to study urban social geography in further depth Chapter summaries provide revision and reflection opportunities, annotated further reading encourages further investigation Highly illustrated throughout with new photographs and informative diagrams and tables Extensive glossary of key terms highlighted in the text and elaborated upon at the end New to edition New boxed features identifying key thinkers, key debates and key trends New final chapter covering post-modernism, film and the city, and the future of urban social geography Key film lists provide pointers for cinematic coverage of urban social geography Companion website containing annotated weblinks, essay questions and project assignments This text will be essential reading forstudents of urban geography, social geography, planning, sociology and of key interest more broadly within human geography and the social sciences. Paul Knox is University Distinguished Professor and Dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech. His recent books include "Urbanization" (Prentice Hall, 2005, with L. McCarthy) and "The Geography of the World Economy" (Routledge, 2003, with J. Agnew and L. McCarthy). Steven Pinch is a Professor of Human Geography and Deputy Head of the School of Geography at the University of Southampton. His recent research has focused on the relationships between knowledge and competitive advantage in the British motor sport industry and has been published in "Environment and Planning, Geoforum, Journal of Economic Geography" and "Regional Studies,"

Key Thinkers on Space and Place

Author: Phil Hubbard,Rob Kitchin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446259726

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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In this latest edition of Key Thinkers on Space and Place, editors Phil Hubbard and Rob Kitchin provide us with a fully revised and updated text that highlights the work of over 65 key thinkers on space and place. Unique in its concept, the book is a comprehensive guide to the life and work of some of the key thinkers particularly influential in the current 'spatial turn' in the social sciences. Providing a synoptic overview of different ideas about the role of space and place in contemporary social, cultural, political and economic life, each portrait comprises: Biographical information and theoretical context. An explication of their contribution to spatial thinking. An overview of key advances and controversie. Guidance on further reading. With 14 additional chapters including entries on Saskia Sassen, Tim Ingold, Cindi Katz and John Urry, the book covers ideas ranging from humanism, Marxism, feminism and post-structuralism to queer-theory, post-colonialism, globalization and deconstruction, presenting a thorough look at diverse ways in which space and place has been theorized. An essential text for geographers, this now classic reference text is for all those interested in theories of space and place, whether in geography, sociology, cultural studies, urban studies, planning, anthropology, or women's studies.

Global Shift

Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy

Author: Peter Dicken

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1593854366

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 599

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This is the top work on globalization for over 20 years, and sales have been steady and strong. The fifth edition features comprehensive and updated coverage, along with 212 figures and 30 tables, many of them new. An interdisciplinary work that is accessible to nonspecialists, it is also valuable for more advanced readers.

Innovating in Urban Economies

Economic Transformation in Canadian City-Regions

Author: David A. Wolfe

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442666978

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

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In a globalizing, knowledge-based economy, innovation and creative capacity lead to economic prosperity. Starting in 2006, the Innovation Systems Research Network began a six year-long study on how city-regions in Canada were surviving and thriving in a globalized world. That study resulted in the “Innovation, Creativity, and Governance in Canadian City-Regions” series, which examines the impact of innovation, talent, and institutions on sixteen city-regions across Canada. This volume explores how the social dynamics that influence innovation and knowledge flows in Canadian city-regions contribute to transformation and long-term growth. With case studies examining cities of all sizes, from Toronto to Moncton, Innovating in Urban Economies analyzes the impact of size, location, and the regional economy on innovation and knowledge in Canada’s cities.

Global Modernity

A Conceptual Sketch

Author: V. Schmidt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113743581X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 110

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This book introduces the concept of global modernity as a paradigm for the analysis of the contemporary era. Building on Parson's distinction between social, cultural, personal and organismic systems, it presents a four-dimensional scheme that aims to identify modernity's key structural components.