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Alternative Capitalisms: Geographies of Emerging Regions

1st Edition

By Robert Gwynne, Denis Shaw, Thomas Klak

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256 pages

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Description

The Geography of Emerging Regions provides an in-depth and stimulating introduction to the histories and contemporary development problems of the non-core countries of the world economy. Dramatic shifts in economic policy and the nature of political institutions have occurred in these countries over the past decade, much more substantial than those experienced within advanced economies. Here, the authors assess the impact of these shifts at different scales of analysis, from the supranational to the local.



Drawing on the experience of Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Latin America and East Asia in particular, the authors seek to illuminate the many contradictions in contemporary discourse on the so-called 'emerging regions', and look forward to the future and the type of world that might develop away from the core advanced economies.

Table of Contents

PREFACE
PART ONE: CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS
Chapter 1: “EMERGING MARKET COUNTRIES” AND ISSUES OF GLOBALIZATION
Chapter 2: CONCEPTUALIZING THE WORLD SYSTEM
Chapter 3: CAPITALISM, IMPERIALISM AND THE EMERGING
WORLD: AN HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
PART TWO: THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF ALTERNATIVE CAPITALISMS
Chapter 4: CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE AND THE
FORMER SOVIET UNION
Chapter 5: CAPITALISM IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE
CARIBBEAN
Chapter 6: EAST ASIA: THE JAPANESE AND CHINESE
DEVELOPMENT MODELS AND THEIR REGIONAL IMPACTS
PART THREE: ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS OF CHANGE
Chapter 7: TRADE LIBERALIZATION, ECONOMIC
TRANSFORMATION AND INTEGRATION
Chapter 8: GEOGRAPHIES OF ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION
Chapter 9: THE TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATION AND
EMERGING MARKET COUNTRIES
Chapter 10: GEOGRAPHIES OF TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS
IN EMERGING MARKET COUNTRIES
Chapter 11: NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND THE GROWTH OF
SERVICES
PART FOUR: POLITICAL DIMENSIONS OF CHANGE
Chapter 12: MODERNITY AND NATIONALITY
Chapter 13: MODERNITY AND DEMOCRACY
Chapter 14: CONCLUSION: ALTERNATIVE CAPITALISMS
AND GLOBALIZATION
BIBLIOGRAPHY

About the Authors

Robert Gwynne is Reader in Latin American Studies at the School of Geography & Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK

Thomas Klak is Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, Miami Univeristy - Oxford, Ohio, USA

Denis Shaw is Reader in Russian Geography at the School of Geography & Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOC015000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography