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Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction

Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction

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

ISBN: 978-1-119-38958-3

Aug 2019, Wiley-Blackwell

576 pages


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Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction tackles major questions of economic life, from the activities of transnational corporations and states, to places of work and consumption. In accessible terms without over-simplification, this comprehensive text explores how location, territory, place and scale are shaping both large-scale economic processes and our lived experiences. The third edition takes a thematic approach to key concepts and contemporary debates and has been revised and updated to strengthen its international reach, including greater emphasis on economic development and key issues such as climate change. It also offers a new chapter on alternative economies looking at sharing, cooperating and informalizing in relation to economic activity. Features include publication in full colour, highly illustrated with diagrams and photographs integrated throughout. In addition each chapter contains key case studies, learning objectives, textboxes, essay questions, summaries and further reading. The authors present contemporary insights from the field of economic geography drawing on examples from across the globe. As students engage with this highly readable account of the field, they will come away with an understanding of how economic processes are rooted in social, cultural and political realities.

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