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Global Shift By Peter Dicken

Global Shift by Peter Dicken

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This edition identifies both the massive changes that transform the world economy and the complex processes involved. It focuses on the interrelated actions of transnational corporations and states within a volatile technological environment.

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Global Shift: Transforming the World Economy by Peter Dicken

Preoccupation with the `global' is an emblematic feature of our time. While much of the literature is stronger on hype than on reality, the totally revised and updated Third Edition of Global Shift takes a more balanced view of globalization. It identifies both the massive changes that continue to transform the world economy and affect local communities across the globe, and the complex processes involved. It focuses on the interrelated actions of transnational corporations and states within a volatile technological environment. Richly illustrated with more than 200 specially designed figures and tables, this bestselling cross-disciplinary book provides a unique approach to one of the key issues of the new millennium.

Global Shift Reviews

`This book must be regarded as both an interesting and very useful contribution to the study of the world economy' - Asia Pacific Journal of Economics and Business

`Packed with facts and charts from case-study industry sectors, this book shows that globalization is not a bulldozer sweeping all before it' - Community Affairs Briefing

`This is no mere update of the second edition, but involves a significant rethink of the nature of globalization and the processes impelling it, as well as new case studies... Global Shift is written in a very accessible style and is to be highly recommended' - Environment and Planning A

`This is a highly impressive book.... It is more than just a very good undergraduate text. It is an important contribution to economic geography in its own right. It is a remarkable work of synthesis, drawing together a wide range of materials to present a coherent and lucid explanation of the process of "global shift", which is "a shorthand term to encompass the whole set of internationalization and globalization processes"' - Progress in Human Geography

`Global Shift is an excellent state of the art examination of trends in the world economy, debunking some of the myths associated with globalization' - Andrew Cumbers, Department of Geography, University of Aberdeen

`This book is a mine of useful information and stimulating ideas. If there is a book for undergraduate courses on globalization and uneven development, this is it!' - Brian Hoyle, Department of Geography, University of Southampton

`This is a genuinely new edition of the most useful textbook presently available on the global economy. The graphics are of great value for teaching and the coverage of theories and concepts is clear and fair-minded' - Leslie Sklair, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics

`Reflecting the many ways our understanding of globalization has changed and become more sophisticated, the Third Edition of Global Shift, like its predecessors, is an invaluable text for undergraduate classes. No other book on the market contains as much information and clear-headed thinking about the global economy' - Gary Gereffi, Department of Sociology, Duke University

`A first-rate eminently readable work, with an unique blend of empirical and conceptual material and an analytical depth rarely achieved in textbooks' - John Holmes, Department of Geography, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

About Peter Dicken

Peter Dicken is recognized as a leading world authority on economic globalization. He is Emeritus Professor of Geography in the School of Environment and Development at the University of Manchester, UK, and has held visiting academic appointments at universities and research institutes throughout the world. He is an Academician of the Social Sciences, a recipient of the Victoria Medal of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), the Centenary Medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and an Honorary Doctorate of the University of Uppsala, Sweden.

Table of Contents

A New Geo-Economy PART ONE: PATTERNS OF GLOBAL SHIFT Introduction A Brief Historical Perspective The Global Economic Map Trends in Production, Trade and Investment PART TWO: PROCESSES OF GLOBAL SHIFT Introduction Traditional Explanations and the Need for a New Approach `The State Is Dead ... Long Live the State' National Variations in Policy Stance Technology The `Great Growling Engine of Change' Transnational Corporations The Primary `Movers and Shapers' of the Global Economy `Webs of Enterprise' Transnational Corporations within Networks of Relationships Dynamics of Conflict and Collaboration `Both Transnational Corporations and States Matter' PART THREE: GLOBAL SHIFT: THE PICTURE IN DIFFERENT SECTORS Introduction The Choice of Case-Study Sectors `Fabric-ating Fashion' The Textiles and Clothing Industries `Wheels of Change' The Automobile Industry `Chips and Screens' The Electronics Industries `Making the World Go Round' The Internationalization of Services PART FOUR: STRESSES AND STRAINS OF ADJUSTMENT TO GLOBAL SHIFT Introduction A Summary Perspective Making a Living in the Global Economy Issues of Global Governance

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Global Shift: Transforming the World Economy by Peter Dicken
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