The Geography of the World Economy provides an in-depth and stimulating introduction to the 'globalisation' of the world economy. The book offers a consideration of local, regional, national and global economic development over the long historical term. The theory and practice of economic and political geography provide a basis for understanding the interactions within and among the developed and developing countries of the world.
Illustrated throughout, this new edition has been completely reworked and updated to take account of the recent substantial changes in the world economy. It extends the coverage of world cities, labour markets, the global office, women in development, tourism and sustainable development. The fourth edition includes new material on the informational economy and the Digital Divide, the international financial system and the Asian and Russian financial crises, the economic implications of HIV/AIDS in Africa, and the implications of genetically modified foods for agriculture and trade.