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.

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.


Race and Uneven Development

Author: Joe Darden

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9780877227762

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

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Hub of the American auto industry and site of the celebrated Riverfront Renaissance, Detroit is also a city of extraordinary poverty, unemployment, and racial segregation. This duality in one of the mightiest industrial metropolises of twentieth-century North America is the focus of this study. Viewing the Motor City in light of sociology, geography, history, and planning, the authors examine the genesis of modern Detroit. They argue that the current situation of metropolitan Detroit—economic decentralization, chronic racial and class segregation, regional political fragmentation—is a logical result of trends that have gradually escalated throughout the post-World War II era. Examining its recent redevelopment policies and the ensuing political conflicts, Darden, Hill, Thomas, and Thomas, discuss where Detroit has been and where it is going. In the series Comparative American Cities, edited by Joe T. Darden.

The Political Economy of Uneven Development

The Case of China

Author: Shaoguang Wang,An'gang Hu

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765640208

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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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.

Global Displacements

The Making of Uneven Development in the Caribbean

Author: Marion Werner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118941969

Category: Science

Page: 232

View: 1954

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

Inequality and Uneven Development in the Post-Crisis World

Author: Sebastiano Fadda

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315388812


Page: N.A

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In the years following the financial crash, two issues have become central to the debate in economics: inequality and the uneven nature of sustainable development. These two issues are at the core of this book which aims to explain three key questions: why inequality has increased so much in the last three decades; why most advanced economies are stagnating or are experiencing moderate economic growth; and why, even where economic growth is occurring, the quality of that growth is questioned. Inequality and Uneven Development in the Post-Crisis World is divided into three parts. The first part concerns the theoretical aspects of inequality, and ethical issues regarding economics and equality. The second part explores empirical evidence and policy suggestions drawing on the uneven levels of development and unprecedented levels of inequality experienced among advanced economies in the context of global financial capitalism. The third part focuses on sustainable development issues such as full employment, social costs of global trade liberalization, environmental sustainability and ecological issues. Along with inequality these issues are central for capitalism and for economic development. This volume is of interest to those who study political economy, sustainable development and social inequality.

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.

Combined and Uneven Development

Towards a New Theory of World-literature

Author: WReC (Warwick Research Collective),Sharae Deckard,Nicholas Lawrence,Neil Lazarus,Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee,Graeme- Macdonald

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1781381895

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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The ambition of this book is to resituate the problem of 'world literature', considered as a revived category of theoretical enquiry, by pursuing the literary-cultural implications of the theory of combined and uneven development. This theory has a long pedigree in the social sciences, where it continues to stimulate debate. But its implications for cultural analysis have received less attention, even though the theory might be said to draw attention to a central -perhaps the central - arc or trajectory of modern(ist) production in literature and the other arts worldwide. It is in the conjuncture of combined and uneven development, on the one hand, and the recently interrogated and expanded categories of 'world literature' and 'modernism', on the other, that this book looks for its specific contours. In the two theoretical chapters that frame the book, the authors argue for a single, but radically uneven world-system; a singular modernity, combined and uneven; and a literature that variously registers this combined unevenness in both its form and content to reveal itself as, properly speaking, world-literature. In the four substantive chapters that then follow, the authors explore a selection of modern-era fictions in which the potential of their method of comparativism seems to be most dramatically highlighted. They treat the novel paradigmatically, not exemplarily, as a literary form in which combined and uneven development is manifested with particular salience, due in no small part to its fundamental association with the rise of capitalism and its status in peripheral and semi-peripheral societies as a 'modernising' import. The peculiar plasticity and hybridity of the novel form enables it to incorporate not only multiple literary levels, genres and modes, but also other non-literary and archaic cultural forms - so that, for example, realist elements might be mixed with more experimental modes of narration, or older literary devices might be reactivated in juxtaposition with more contemporary frames.

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.

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.

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).

Race, Real Estate, and Uneven Development

The Kansas City Experience, 1900-2000

Author: Kevin Fox Gotham

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791453773

Category: Law

Page: 204

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

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.

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.

Uneven Development in Thailand

Author: Mike Parnwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781859720851

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 345

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This book analyses some of the problems associated with rapid but spatially restricted economic development, assessing a wide and representative range of aspects of uneven development in Thailand.

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.

Global gentrifications

Uneven development and displacement

Author: Lees, Loretta,Shin, Hyun Bang

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447323351

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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Under contemporary capitalism the extraction of value from the built environment has escalated, working in tandem with other urban processes to lay the foundations for the exploitative processes of gentrification world-wide. Global gentrifications: Uneven development and displacement critically assesses and tests the meaning and significance of gentrification in places outside the ‘usual suspects’ of the Global North. Informed by a rich array of case studies from cities in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Southern Europe, and beyond, the book (re)discovers the important generalities and geographical specificities associated with the uneven process of gentrification globally. It highlights intensifying global struggles over urban space and underlines gentrification as a growing and important battleground in the contemporary world. The book will be of value to students and academics, policy makers, planners and community organisations.