Representing an innovative approach to the analysis of the economic geography of capitalism, this stimulating book develops an analytical political economic framework. Part 1 provides an introductory overvi9ew fo some of the fundamental debates about price, profits and value in economics which underlie the analytical political economy approach. Part 2 analyzes the special role of space and transportation in commodity production and the spatial organization of the economy that this implies. Parts 3 and 4 examine the conflicting goals and actions of different social clases and individuals and how these are complicated by space, concluding with a detailed analysis of capitalists’ strategiesas they cope with uncertainty and disequilibrium.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Part 1: The Basics 2. The Capital Controversies 3. The Value Controversies Part 2: The Profit Maximizing Space Economy 4. Production Prices in a Competitive Space Economy 5. Reswitching in a Space Economy 6. Incorporating Natural Resources: Rent Theory 7. The City: Incorporating the Built Environment 8. The Labour Value Circuit 9. The Quantity Circuit and Capital Accumulation Part 3: Disequilibrium: Class Contradiction and Struggle 11. Location and Inter-class Conflict 12. Location and Intra-class Conflict Part 4: Disequilibrium: Technical Change and Oranization 13. Strategies for Reducing Production Costs 14. Strategies for Reducing Production Costs 14. Strategies for Organizational Restructuring 15. Conclusions.