212 pages | 18 B/W Illus.
What is the 'new economy'? Where is it? How does it differ from the 'old economy'? How does the 'new economy' relate to issues such as the nature of work, social inclusion and exclusion?
Geographies of the New Economy explores the meaning of the 'new economy' at the global scale from the perspective of advanced post-socialist and emerging economies. Drawing on evidence from regions around the world, the book debates the efficacy of the widely used concept of the ‘new economy’ and examines its socio-spatial consequences.
This book is important reading for policy-makers, academics and students of geography, sociology, urban studies, economics, planning and policy studies.
Preface Contributors List 1. Geographies of the New Economy Andrew Leyshon, Mike Bradshaw, Peter Daniels, Jonathan Beaverstock 2. Making Sense of the ‘New Economy’? Realities, Myths and Geographies Ron Martin 3. The Old Economy Roger Lee 4. The New Economy, or the Emperor’s New Clothes? Andrew C Pratt 5. The New Old Thing: E-Commerce Geographies after the Dot.com Boom Mathew Zook 6. The New Economy and Earnings Inequalities: Explaining Social, Spatial and Gender Divisions in the UK and London Diane Perrons 7. Labour Organising in the New Economy: Examples from the United States and Beyond Andrew Herod 8. New Aspirations and Old Dilemmas: The New Economy and Development in Southeast Asia Michael Leaf 9. Russia’s New Economy Julian Cooper and Mike Bradshaw
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