The Global Economy

The Global Economy : Resource Use, Locational Choice and International Trade

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Taking a global approach to economic geography, this text analyses the changing character of human and physical resources and provides an introduction to spatial economics. The book provides a thorough review of the theories of location and trade and demonstrates the interrelatedness of spatial processes, and uses real-world examples and simplified diagrams throughout. The authors examine the forces reshaping the global economy, the new sequence of stages of economic development that is emerging, and the cultural differences among nation-states that serve as countervailing pressures to globalization.show more

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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 210 x 280mm | 970g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 013060030X
  • 9780130600301

Table of contents

Part 1 The quest of economic geography: the forces reshaping global geography; the changing nature of economic geography as a field of study. Part 2 Fundamentals of economic geography - people and resources: the challenges of population growth and change; changing patterns of the world population; resources - food, energy, materials, and environment. Part 3 fundamentals of spatial economics: price and other mechanisms for regulating exchange; costs and output - economies of scale; preference structures and uncertain environments. Part 4 Principles of locational choice: the spatial organization of land use; locational decisions and choice by manufacturing industry; locational theory in historical context - long waves in economic evolution. Part 5 Exchange and interaction: theories of international trade; dynamics of world trade and investment; patterns of world commerce.show more

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