An Introduction to Economic Geography: Globalization, Uneven by Danny MacKinnon

By Danny MacKinnon

Advent to fiscal Geographyis a necessary introductory textbook for undergraduate scholars taking classes in Geography and Human Geography. it really is compatible for college students impending the topic in any respect degrees.

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6 Foreign investment and capital utilization in China, 1999. 1583. 7 Skyscrapers in Shanghai. Source: © John Lawrence, Getty Images. 5 per cent per year between 1980 and 2003 (Wolf, 2005). 1). 7). Such rapid economic growth has attracted more and more people from China’s vast rural interior, generating what is predicted to be the largest mass migration in human history. 8 Poverty in Africa. Source: © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis. 2 (continued) contain 16 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities (World Bank, 1998).

Social and institutional foundations of economic development; consumption; work identities; financial services; corporate cultures. Research methods Direct observation and fieldwork. Quantitative analysis based on survey results and secondary data. Reinterpretation of secondary data according to Marxist categories. Interviews. Interviews, focus groups, textual analysis, ethnography, participant observation. Emphasis on gaining knowledge directly from the senses, particularly through observation, and ‘the facts’.

This role has sparked periodic debates about the social ‘relevance’ of the subject (Peck, 1999). Reflect ➤ How would economic geographers explain the concentration of financial and business services employment in the south-east of England? 4 A political economy approach In this section, we build on the above definition of economic geography by introducing our favoured approach to the subject: political economy. Political economy analyses the economy within its social and political context, rather then seeing it as a separate entity driven by its own set of rules based on individual self-interest.

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