Originally published in 1989. This major book deals with deindustrialization and regional economic transformation in five regions of the USA: the industrial Midwest, the South, California, New England, and the New York metropolitan region. Four perspective studies then connect these diverse experiences to intra-metropolitan spatial adjustments, growth prospects for industry and services, and evolving regional theory and policy. An overview chapter sums up the main themes, common denominators and differences and some puzzles and unresolved issues. All concerned with the industrial and regional evolution of the USA – geographers, economists, planners, policy-makers, will find this authoritative survey useful.
Preface Hidehiko Sazanami Part 1: Overview 1. Deindustrialization and Regional Economic Transformation Lloyd Rodwin Part 2: Regional Studies: Subnational and Metropolitan 2. Deindustrialization in the American Midwest: Causes and Responses Ann R. Markusen and Virginia Carlson 3. The International Economy and the American South Norman J. Glickman and Amy K. Glasmeier 4. Growth and Turbulence in the California Economy Michael B. Teitz and Philip Shapira 5. Deindustrialization and Regional Restructuring in Massachusetts Bennett Harrison and Jean Kluver 6. Finance and Business Services in New York City: International Linkages and Domestic Effects Saskia Sassen 7. Industrial Growth and Restructuring of Metropolitan Regions Edward M. Bergman Part 3: Perspective Studies 8. Regional Transformation and the Service Activities Lester C. Thurow 9. US Regional Transformation in the Context of International Economic Competition Gordon L. Clark 10. Deindustrialization and Regional Policy William Alonso
Reissuing works originally published between 1952 and 1991, this collection presents a wide-ranging set of excellent texts across economics, geography, urban studies, planning, politics and industrial studies. Addressing problems and policy, development and demographics, these books together form a wealth of research and debate. Some volumes address specific areas such as industrialization, housing, property, city-systems, de-centralization, employment or rural resources. Other volumes present case studies in Australia, Britain, underdeveloped countries, South Africa and the USA while some are fully international in representation. Given the recent economic shifts around the world, this timely collection is an incredibly useful resource.