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Introduction to Economic Geography CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By Danny Mackinnon, Andrew Cumbers

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Mar 29, 2013


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 students through the core issues and debates of this vibrant and exciting area, whilst simultaneously exploring the range of approaches and paradigms currently invigorating the wider discipline. Rigorous in approach, yet accessible in style, the authors demystify and enliven a crucial subject for geographical study.

Underpinned by the themes of globalisation, uneven development and place, the text conveys 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 those in Planning, Business and Management Studies and Economics.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Foundations
Chapter One: Introducing Economic Geography
Chapter 2. Approaches to Economic Geography
Chapter 3. Shaping the Capitalist Economy: Key Actors and Processes
Chapter 4. Spaces of Production and Consumption

Section 2: Key Actors and Processes
Chapter  5. The State and the Economy
Chapter 6. The Changing Geography of the Multinational Corporation
Chapter 7: Changing Geographies of Work and Employment
Chapter 8. Geographies of Development  

Section 3: Contemporary Issues in Economic Geography
Chapter 9 the Uneven Geographies of Finance
Chapter 10 Commodity Chains and Global Production Networks
Chapter 11. Knowledge, Creativity and Regional Development
Chapter 12. Alternative Economic Geographies
Chapter 13. Conclusion

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Introduction to Economic Geography CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition
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$27.99 | ISBN-13: 978-1-4479-1566-9