Introduction to Ecomomic Geography, 2nd edition
Globalization, Uneven Development & Place

By Danny Mackinnon & Andrew Cumbers
December 2011
Pearson Education
Distributed by the Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9780273727279
344 Pages, Illustrated
$72.50 Paper original

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.


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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