Location and change: perspectives on economic geography

M. J. Healey, B. W. Ilbery

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    The emphasis of the book is on understanding the processes which lead to contrasts and changes in spatial patterns of economic activity in developed market economies, particularly North America and Britain, and to a lesser extent, Australia and mainland Europe. Divided into four parts, the first is concerned with concepts and methodology. After outlining some of the main features of recent economic changes and their spatial impacts, different theoretical perspectives on economic location and change are assessed. Part II discusses the context of change and systematically examines the factors influencing the evolution of the economic landscape. Part III is concerned with applying the theoretical perspectives and factors already discussed to case studies of recent changes in the spatial pattern of economic activity drawn from different economic sectors. Finally, examines the geography of economic change at a variety of spatial scales, from the international to the local, and assesses the environmental impacts of economic change. -from Authors

    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationOxford; New York
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Number of pages381
    ISBN (Print)0198741545, 0198741553
    Publication statusPublished - 1990


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