Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction by Neil Coe, Philip Kelly, Henry W. C. Yeung

By Neil Coe, Philip Kelly, Henry W. C. Yeung

Economic Geography is a entire creation to this growing to be box, delivering scholars with a colourful and precise geographical perception into the economy.

  • Contrasts a distinctively geographical strategy with renowned conceptions and assumptions in economics and administration studies
  • Debates quite a lot of subject matters together with monetary discourses, asymmetric improvement, commodity chains, know-how and agglomeration, the commodification of nature, states, transnational agencies, labour, intake, monetary cultures, gender, and ethnic economies
  • Is richly illustrated with examples, vignettes, and case experiences drawn from numerous sectors round the world
  • Is written in a transparent, enticing and vigorous style
  • Includes a wealthy array of pictures, figures, textual content containers, pattern essay questions and annotated lists of extra reading

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Finally, representation is a key issue in understanding how we diagnose and 'treat' economic problems, and how we label spaces, places and scales in certain ways. In Chapter 4, the ways in which we represent nature affect the ways in which it becomes commodified and part of economic processes. A conception of nature as separate from society often leads to its inappropriate and unsustainable exploitation.

Unlike other countries that have developed rapidly over the past 50 years, little is at stake in Niger for the great powers of the world. In contrast, it would be impossible to understand the processes that led to the economic successes of countries such as South Korea and Japan without acknowledging their significant geopolitical location in a world region that was deeply divided during the Cold War between the Soviet bloc and the West. Their economies were supported, and their successes tolerated, by Western allies in a way that would have been unimaginable without their geopolitical significance, located adjacent to communist China and the Soviet Union.

In short, it is possible to construct an argu­ ment that unevenness of wealth and development across space is not an anomaly that economic processes will eventually iron out - as assumed in the general equilibrium models in economics. Instead, uneven development is a fundamental and necessary characteristic of the capitalist system through which our global capitalist economy is organized. Thus, rather than seeing equilibrium as a nat­ ural state of affairs, some would argue that unevenness is an inevitable outcome of capitalism.

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