World Economy, TheGeography, Business, Development: International Edition
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This comprehensive text explores contemporary geographic topics and perspectives relating to the world economy. The authors provide a strong theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the global economy in an era of shifting borders, restructuring economies, and regional realignments. Economic theory is combined with geography to address critical problems of growth, distribution, and development, along with their impact on international business. Recent geopolitical changes are vividly portrayed in a series of superb full-color maps and striking photographs. The Sixth Edition includes updated tables and data, color maps, 2009 economic statistics, a detailed analysis of the global shift in world trade and development, eleven new Case Studies, and a new Premium Website with videos, weblinks, RSS feeds, and quizzes.
1. Economic Geography: An Introduction
2. The Historical Development of Capitalism
4. Resources and Environment
5. Theoretical Considerations
9. Transportation and Communications
10. Cities and Urban Economies
12. International Trade and Investment
13. International Trade Patterns
14. Development and Underdevelopment in the Developing World
- Historical treatment of capitalism includes the origins and the processes by which capitalism has expanded over the world. This treatment helps students understand contemporary issues in the long-term context in which the global economy developed, and “denaturalize” capitalism, showing it to be one of many possible socio-economic systems.
- Contemporary theoretical issues, including political economy, are introduced and applied to current world economic developmental problems.
- Extensive treatment of service economy acknowledges that services are by far the largest category of economic activity in the world today, and includes explanations of their growth and impacts.
- In-depth analysis of globalization and international trade and investment is presented, along with the implications for regional growth and development, all supported with current charts and figures.
- Real-world examples are provided throughout the text. Recent economic and geopolitical changes are portrayed vividly in a series of full-color maps and photographs, which demonstrate the workings of economic geography and the world economy.
Dr. Frederick P. Stutz is Emeritus Professor of Geography at San Diego State University. He received his Ph.D. at Michigan State University, his M.A. at Northwestern University, and B.A. at Valparaiso University. His research interests include Urban Traveler Behavior, GIS Disaster Evacuation of City Traffic, and U.S.-Mexican Border Area Travel Needs Assessment. He is currently working on a project involving Energy and Travel Sustainability—Space-Time Utility Measures for Urban Travel Purposes.
Barney Warf is Professor of Geography at the University of Kansas. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Washington in 1985. His current areas of research are political economy, social theory, producer services, financial markets, telecommunications, the geography of cyberspace, military spending, and international trade. He has authored or edited 5 books, 2 encyclopedias, and 100 journal articles.