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.
Table of Contents
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