1st Edition

The Global Economic System

By I. Wallace Copyright 1990
    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    by Routledge

    The author provides a treatment of world economic geography as a whole. He sets out the historical context of the modern world along with the principal philosophies that have shaped our study of it, and identifies the importance of the biophysical environment as well as cultural and political settings for economic activity.

    Preface 1 The global economy: orientations 2 Society, the economy and the environment 3 Population and resources in an industrialized world-economy 4 The evolution of the modern world-economy 5 States and the global economic system 6 The corporation and the global production system 7 Transnational corporations in a world of sovereign states 8 The industrialized western nations in a turbulent global economy 9 Industrialized state-socialist economies 10 The Third World: varieties of underdevelopment 11 Challenges of Third World development 12 Prospects for the global economy


    Iain Wallace is Associate Professor of Geography at Carleton University, Ottawa.

    `The volume remains a good introductory text which deserves to be used, and is to be praised for attempting a world view rather than a narrow focus.' - Geography