This book introduces the reader to the many lines of thought in the literature on economic geography and to tie these various aspects together within the concept of the economy. The book focusses on the dynamic and integrated nature of economies at different scales and levels of development. Emphasis is laid on the processes at work within economies. The authors discuss the concept of the economy, helping both to clarify the nature of economic activity and to reveal the importance and sources of economic power as the underlying means of control in economies. They also demonstrate that the operation of an economy and the distribution of economic power are critical influences on many other, apparently non-economic, aspects of human existence.
Part 1: The Economy and Economic Geography 1. A Concept of the Economy 2. Geographical Studies of Economic Activity Part 2: The Economy: Decision Making 3. Decision and Control 4. Consumers 5. Firms 6. Resources Part 3: The Economy: Interaction 7. Movement 8. Market Centres 9. Transport Part 4: The Economy: Growth and Development 10. Economic Growth and Development
The books in this set, originally published between 1968 and 1992 introduce the reader to the many lines of thought in the literature on economic geography and tie these various aspects together within the concept of the economy. As well as providing a comprehensive overview of the Western European economy since the Second World War, and including specific studies and assessments of the Dutch and Italian economies, these volumes examine the economic factors that have shaped cities and patterns of urbanization.