Uneven Development

Nature, Capital, and the Production of Space

Author: Neil Smith

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820335908

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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In Uneven Development, a classic in its field, Neil Smith offers the first full theory of uneven geographical development, entwining theories of space and nature with a critique of capitalist development. Featuring pathbreaking analyses of the production of nature and the politics of scale, Smith's work anticipated many of the uneven contours that now mark neoliberal globalization. This third edition features an afterword updating the analysis for the present day.

Growth, Distribution and Uneven Development

Author: Amitava Krishna Dutt

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521381772

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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Originally published in 1990, this book presents an international study of economic growth and income distribution, with a focus on North-South differences. The text discusses the topic from a purely theoretical perspective, comparing the relations between economies by using formal mathematical models. Four well-known approaches are discussed: neoclassical; neo-Marxian; neo-Keynesian; and Kalecki-Steindl. Models are developed to highlight and contrast the basic features of these approaches. Subsequent chapters systematically introduce inflation, technological change, sectoral issues, and international trade, building upon these simple one-sector models. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in areas such as developmental economics, growth, trade and political economy.

Race, Real Estate, and Uneven Development

The Kansas City Experience, 1900-2000

Author: Kevin Fox Gotham

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791453773

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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Examines how the real estate industry and federal housing policy facilitate the development of racial residential segregation.

Dynamics of Uneven Development

Author: Lynn Mainwaring

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781782541196

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 245

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"All in all, this is an excellent work on trade, growth and especially international investment with a unified theme. S.M. Murshed, The Economic Journal" This book is an impressive contribution to the literature on North-South models of international economic relations, and their implications for development. Scott MacDonald, The World Economy "The challenge of providing a simple yet illuminating and integrated analysis of trade, development and international capital flows is, clearly, a daunting one. Lynn Mainwaring has nevertheless met that challenge well in this impressive book. Ian Steedman, University of Manchester, UKThis important new book critically examines the argument that structural asymmetries between the rich, industrialised countries of the global" north" or "centre" and the poor, largely primary-producing countries of the" south" or "periphery" could be responsible for an unequal division of the gains from international trade and investment. It explores this view by developing a model of Centre-Periphery relations using building blocks provided by Sraffa, Leontief, Pasinetti, Goodwin and others.

An Introduction to Economic Geography

Globalization, Uneven Development and Place

Author: Danny MacKinnon,Andrew Cumbers

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131293168

Category: Science

Page: 354

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Introduction to Economic Geographyis an essential introductory textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in Geography and Human Geography. It is suitable for students approaching the subject at all levels.

The Political Economy of Uneven Development

The Case of China

Author: Shaoguang Wang,Angang Hu

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765602039

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

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Exploring one of the most dynamic and contested regions of the world, this series includes works on political, economic, cultural, and social changes in modern and contemporary Asia and the Pacific.

Spinning the Threads of Uneven Development

Gender and Industrialization in Ireland During the Long Eighteenth Century

Author: Jane Gray

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739109472

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 199

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Using the history of the Irish linen industry as a substantive case study Spinning the Threads of Uneven Development shows how gendered variations in the division of labor within and between households affected the economic development of the local and regional textile industry beginning with industrialization through to the transition to industrial capitalism. Author Jane Gray gives us outstanding new research in the fields of social and economic history, women's studies and Irish history.

Global Displacements

The Making of Uneven Development in the Caribbean

Author: Marion Werner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118941969

Category: Science

Page: 232

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Challenging the main ways we debate globalization, GlobalDisplacements reveals how uneven geographies of capitalistdevelopment shape—and are shaped by—the aspirations andeveryday struggles of people in the global South. Makes an original contribution to the study of globalization bybringing together critical development and feminist theoreticalapproaches Opens up new avenues for the analysis of global production as along-term development strategy Contributes novel theoretical insights drawn from the everydayexperiences of disinvestment and precarious work on people’slives and their communities Represents the first analysis of increasing uneven developmentamong countries in the Caribbean Calls for more rigorous studies of long accepted notions of thegeographies of inequality and poverty in the global South

Race, Real Estate, and Uneven Development, Second Edition

The Kansas City Experience, 1900–2010

Author: Kevin Fox Gotham

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438449437

Category: Law

Page: 240

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Updated second edition examining how the real estate industry and federal housing policy have facilitated the development of racial residential segregation. Traditional explanations of metropolitan development and urban racial segregation have emphasized the role of consumer demand and market dynamics. In the first edition of Race, Real Estate, and Uneven Development Kevin Fox Gotham reexamined the assumptions behind these explanations and offered a provocative new thesis. Using the Kansas City metropolitan area as a case study, Gotham provided both quantitative and qualitative documentation of the role of the real estate industry and the Federal Housing Administration, demonstrating how these institutions have promulgated racial residential segregation and uneven development. Gotham challenged contemporary explanations while providing fresh insights into the racialization of metropolitan space, the interlocking dimensions of class and race in metropolitan development, and the importance of analyzing housing as a system of social stratification. In this second edition, he includes new material that explains the racially unequal impact of the subprime real estate crisis that began in late 2007, and explains why racial disparities in housing and lending remain despite the passage of fair housing laws and antidiscrimination statutes. Praise for the First Edition “This work challenges the notion that demographic change and residential patterns are ‘natural’ or products of free market choices … [it] contributes greatly to our understanding of how real estate interests shaped the hyper-segregation of American cities, and how government agencies[,] including school districts, worked in tandem to further demark the separate and unequal worlds in metropolitan life.” — H-Net Reviews (H-Education) “A hallmark of this book is its fine-grained analysis of just how specific activities of realtors, the FHA program, and members of the local school board contributed to the residential segregation of blacks in twentieth century urban America. A process Gotham labels the ‘racialization of urban space’—the social construction of urban neighborhoods that links race, place, behavior, culture, and economic factors—has led white residents, realtors, businessmen, bankers, land developers, and school board members to act in ways that restricted housing for blacks to specific neighborhoods in Kansas City, as well as in other cities.” — Philip Olson, University of Missouri–Kansas City “This is a book which is greatly needed in the field. Gotham integrates, using historical data, the involvement of the real estate industry and the collusion of the federal government in the manufacturing of racially biased housing practices. His work advances the struggle for civil rights by showing that solving the problem of racism is not as simple as banning legal discrimination, but rather needs to address the institutional practices at all levels of the real estate industry.” — Talmadge Wright, author of Out of Place: Homeless Mobilizations, Subcities, and Contested Landscapes

Uneven Development and Regionalism

State, Territory and Class in Southern Europe

Author: Costis Hadjimichalis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135785481

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Published in the year 1986, Uneven Development and Regionalism is a valuable contribution to the field of Geography.

The Politics of Uneven Development

Thailand's Economic Growth in Comparative Perspective

Author: Richard F. Doner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521516129

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 351

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Richard Doner compares Thai economic development with competing nations, revealing how specific political factors shape institutional capacity in each.

Transnational Corporations and Uneven Development (RLE International Business)

The Internationalization of Capital and the Third World

Author: Rhys Jenkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135133026

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 4

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Is the transnational coporation (TNC) an engine of growth capable of eliminating international economic inequalities or a major obstacle to development through a massive drain of surplus to advanced countries? This book presents five different perspectives on the role of TNCs: Neo-Classical Global Reach Neo-Imperialist Neo-Fundamentalist Internationalization of capital The author looks at their effect on local labour and capital, and considers the future prospects for TNC involvement in the Third World. The book provides an excellent comparative analysis of TNCs and will appeal to students in development studies and international economics.

The Politics of Combined and Uneven Development

The Theory of Permanent Revolution

Author: Michael Löwy

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608460681

Category: Political Science

Page: 162

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Drawing on the prescient insights of Leon Trotsky, Michael Löwy shows how modern economic development across continents can only be understood as a process of ferocious change, in which social formations fuse, come into tension and collide. The resulting ruptures make it possible for the oppressed and exploited to change the world. Author Michael Löwy is the author of many books, including The Theory of Revolution in the Young Marx (Haymarket).

Global Gentrifications

Uneven Development and Displacement

Author: Lees, Loretta,Shin, Hyun Bang,Ernesto Lopez-Morales

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447313488

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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This comprehensive book uses a rich array of case studies from cities in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Southern Europe, and beyond to highlight the intensifying global struggle over urban space and underline gentrification as a growing and important battleground in the contemporary world.

Services and Uneven Development

Author: J. N. Marshall

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 307

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Service industries are playing an increasingly important part in the national economy of advanced industrial nations. Surveying their development in Britain from a geographical perspective, this book assesses the location of new service industries, their impact on local employment opportunities, and their contribution to other sectors of the economy.

Mexico's Uneven Development

The Geographical and Historical Context of Inequality

Author: Oscar J. Martinez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317555635

Category: History

Page: 326

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Mexico and the United States may be neighbors, but their economies offer stark contrasts. In Mexico’s Uneven Development: The Geographical and Historical Context of Inequality, Oscar J. Martínez explores Mexico’s history to explain why Mexico remains less developed than the United States. Weaving in stories from his own experiences growing up along the U.S.-Mexico border, Martínez shows how the foundational factors of external relations, the natural environment, the structures of production and governance, natural resources, and population dynamics have all played roles in shaping the Mexican economy. This interesting and thought-provoking study clearly and convincingly explains the issues that affect Mexico's underdevelopment. It will prove invaluable to anyone studying Mexico’s past or interested in its future.

Introduction to Economic Geography

Globalization, Uneven Development and Place

Author: Danny MacKinnon,Andrew Cumbers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317902963

Category: Science

Page: 350

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Today’s rapidly flowing global economy, hit by recession following the financial crisis of 2008/9, means the geographical economic perspective has never been more important. An Introduction to Economic Geography comprehensively guides you through the core issues and debates of this vibrant and exciting area, whilst also exploring the range of approaches and paradigms currently invigorating the wider discipline. Rigorous and accessible, the authors demystify and enliven a crucial subject for geographical study. Underpinned by the themes of globalisation, uneven development and place, the text explores the diversity and vitality of contemporary economic geography. It balances coverage of 'traditional' areas such as regional development and labour markets with insight into new and evolving topics like neoliberalism, consumption, creativity and alternative economic practices. An Introduction to Economic Geography is an essential textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in Economic Geography, Globalisation Studies and more broadly in Human Geography. It will also be of key interest to anyone in Planning, Business and Management Studies and Economics.

Uneven Developments

The Ideological Work of Gender in Mid-Victorian England

Author: Mary Poovey

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226675312

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

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Mary Poovey's The Proper Lady and the Woman Writer has become a standard text in feminist literary discourse. In Uneven Developments Poovey turns to broader historical concerns in an analysis of how notions of gender shape ideology. Asserting that the organization of sexual difference is a social, not natural, phenomenon, Poovey shows how representations of gender took the form of a binary opposition in mid-Victorian culture. She then reveals the role of this opposition in various discourses and institutions—medical, legal, moral, and literary. The resulting oppositions, partly because they depended on the subordination of one term to another, were always unstable. Poovey contends that this instability helps explain why various institutional versions of binary logic developed unevenly. This unevenness, in turn, helped to account for the emergence in the 1850s of a genuine oppositional voice: the voice of an organized, politicized feminist movement. Drawing on a wide range of sources—parliamentary debates, novels, medical lectures, feminist analyses of work, middle-class periodicals on demesticity—Poovey examines various controversies that provide glimpses of the ways in which representations of gender were simultaneously constructed, deployed, and contested. These include debates about the use of chloroform in childbirth, the first divorce law, the professional status of writers, the plight of governesses, and the nature of the nursing corps. Uneven Developments is a contribution to the feminist analysis of culture and ideology that challenges the isolation of literary texts from other kinds of writing and the isolation of women's issues from economic and political histories.