DescriptionPart analysis of contemporary change and part vision of the future, post-Fordism lends its name to a set of challenging, essential and controversial debates over the nature of capitalism's newest age. This book provides a superb introduction to these debates and their far-reaching implications, and includes key texts by post-Fordism's major theorists and commentators.
1. Post-Fordism: Models, Fantasies and Phantoms of Transition: Ash Amin (University of Newcastle).
Part I: New Macroeconomic Designs:.
2. Puzzling out the Post-Fordist Debate: Technology, Markets and Institutions: Mark Elam (Linkoping University).
3. The Crisis of Fordism and the Dimensions of a 'Post-Fordist' Regional and Urban Structure: Josef Esser (Goethe University, Germany) and Joachim Hirsch (Goethe University, Germany).
Part II: New Sociologies and Geographies of Industrial Organisation: .
4. Flexible Specialisation and the Re-emergence of Regional Economies: Charles F. Sabel (MIT, USA).
5. A New Paradigm of Work Organization and Technology: John Tomaney (University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne).
6. The Transition to Flexible Specialization in the US Film Industry: External Economies, the Division of Labour and the Crossing of Industrial Divides: Michael Storper (University of California, Los Angeles, USA).
7. Competing Structural and Institutional Influences on the Geography of Production in Europe: Ash Amin (University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne) and Anders Malmberg (Uppsala University, Sweden).
Part III: Policy and Politics Beyond Fordism:.
8. Post-Fordism and the State: Bob Jessop (Lancaster University).
9. Searching for a New Institutional Fix: The After-Fordist crisis and Global-local Disorder: Jamie Peck (Manchester University) and Adam Tickel (Leeds University).
10. Post-Fordist City Politics: Margit Mayer (Free University of Berlin, Germany).
11. Post-Fordism and Democracy: Alain Lipietz (CEPREMAP, Paris, France).
Part IV: Post-Fordist City Lives and Lifestyles:.
12. Flexible Accumulation through Urbanization: Reflections on 'Post-Modernism' in the American City: David Harvey (Johns Hopkins University).
13. City Cultures and Postmodern Lifestyles: Mike Featherstone (Teeside University).
14. The Fortress City: Privatized Spaces, Consumer Citizenship: Susan Christopherson (Cornell University, USA).
"If this particular Reader were a CD then it would no doubt be called 'Now That's What I Call Post-Fordism' or perhaps 'The Best Book on Post-Fordism... Ever!'." Andrew Leyshon, University of Bristol
- This is the first collection of key writings on `post-fordism', edited and introduced for the uninitiated by a leading scholar in the field.