Geographies of the New Economy

Critical Reflections

Edited by Peter W. Daniels, Andrew Leyshon, Michael J. Bradshaw, Jonathan Beaverstock

© 2009 – Routledge

212 pages | 18 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

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 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

About the Editors

Peter Daniels is Professor of Geography and Co-Director of the Services and Enterprise Research Unit at the University of Birmingham. He has undertaken research on the service economy, especially producer services as key agents in metropolitan and regional restructuring at the national and international scale.

Mike Bradshaw is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Leicester. His research is on the economic geography of Russia, with a particular focus on the Russian Far East and energy relations with N E Asia. He is also an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Birmingham.

Jonathan Beaverstock is Professor of Economic Geography at Loughborough University. His research focuses on globalization and world cities, and the organizational strategies of transnational professional service firms in international financial centres.

Andrew Leyshon is Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Nottingham. His research focuses on geographies of money and finance, with research including an analysis of the dynamics of monetary networks in financial centres, the geography of local currency systems and exploring geographies of financial exclusion.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban