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Global Restructuring and Territorial Development
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Global Restructuring and Territorial Development

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December 1987 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This original collection builds towards a new theory of spatial development, in the context of a new and dynamic era of capitalism. Economic restructuring is no longer limited to the nation-state, but is now seen on a global level. The distinguished contributors to this volume examine global economic dynamics and place these dynamics in their historical context. Throughout, specific studies present evidence and sketch the contours and dynamics of this new socio-territorial world. This exceptional work makes an important contribution to our understanding of both the processes of global restructuring and their consequences for urban and regional development. It will be essential reading for scholars and students in sociology, economics, political science, human geography, planning, urban and regional studies, and development studies. "This work makes a contribution to our understanding of both the processes of global restructuring and their consequences for urban and regional development." --Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society

 
INTRODUCTION
Manuel Castells and Jeffrey Henderson
Techno-Economic Restructuring, Socio-Political Processes and Spatial Transformation
A Global Perspective  
 
CAPITAL, LABOUR AND THE DYNAMICS OF GLOBAL RESTRUCTURING
Richard Child Hill
Global Factory and Company Town
The Changing Division of Labour in the International Automobile Industry  
Dieter Ernst
US-Japanese Competition and the Worldwide Restructuring of the Electronics Industry
A European View  
Saskia Sassen-Koob
Issues of Core and Periphery
Labour Migration and Global Restructuring  
Robin Cohen
Policing the Frontiers
The State and the Migrant in the International Division of Labour  
Vivian Lin
Women Electronics Workers in Southeast Asia
The Emergence of a Working Class  
 
REGIONAL CONSEQUENCES OF GLOBAL RESTRUCTURING
Manuel Perlo Cohen
Exploring the Spatial Effects of the Internationalization of the Mexican Economy
Kamal Salih and Mei Ling Young
Social Forces, the State and the International Division of Labour
The Case of Malaysia  
 
THE URBAN DIMENSION OF GLOBAL RESTRUCTURING
Nigel Thrift
The Fixers
The Urban Geography of International Commercial Capital  
Michael Peter Smith
Global Capital Restructuring and Local Political Crises in the US Cities

`should be useful for those who study sociology of development, political economy, and urban studies... makes a `a stimulating collection' - The Sociological Review

`the book marks an important step forward in the field of urban and regional studies as well as of development studies more generally.' - Work, Employment and Society

`This collection builds towards a new theory of spatial development, in the context of a new and dynamic era of capitalism... The contributors... examine global economic dynamics and place these dynamics in their historical context... This work makes a contribution to our understanding of both the processes of global restructuring and their consequences for urban and regional development' - Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society

`makes a useful contribution both theoretically and empirically' - International Journal of Urban and Regional Research

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