What difference does it make to think about the economy in geographical terms? The SAGE Handbook of Economic Geography illustrates the significance of thinking the 'economy' and the 'economic' geographically. It identifies significant stages in the discipline's development, and focuses on the key themes and ideas that inform present thinking in economic geography.
Organized in sections with multiple chapters, The SAGE Handbook of Economic Geography is a complete overview of the discipline that critically assesses:
• Location, the quantitative revolution, the "new economic geography"
• Geographies of globalization – making sense of globalization and its consequences; the geography of capitalism
• Geographies of scale and place: local and global, space and place
• Geographies of nature: agriculture; sustainable development; the political ecology and the social construction of nature
• Geographies of uneven development: economic decline; technology; money and finance
• Geographies of consumption and services: formal and informal spaces of consumption; the culture industries; performance
• Geographies of regulation and governance: neo-liberalism, regulation, welfare
Placing the discipline in vivid historical and contemporary context, The SAGE Handbook of Economic Geography is a timely, essential work for graduates, researchers and academics in economic geography.