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European Landscapes in Transition - Implications for Policy and Practice (Hardcover): Teresa Pinto-Correia, Jorgen Primdahl,... European Landscapes in Transition - Implications for Policy and Practice (Hardcover)
Teresa Pinto-Correia, Jorgen Primdahl, Bas Pedroli
R1,776 R1,681 Discovery Miles 16 810 Save R95 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

European rural landscapes as we experience them today are the result of ongoing processes and interactions between nature and society. These are changing fast: the future landscapes will be different from those we know currently. Written for academics, policy-makers and practitioners, this book is the first to explore the complex histories of rural landscapes in Europe as a basis for their sound governance in future. Tensions between the needs of agricultural spaces driven by economic incentives and a variety of non-agricultural functions are explored to demonstrate current challenges and the shortfalls in the policies that address them. Using inspiring case studies that highlight the roles of regional agents and communities, the authors go further than the usual analyses to illustrate the importance of local context. Written by experts currently working to revitalise the rural landscapes of Europe, the text concludes with suggestions for improving landscape policy and planning practice.

Global Shift - Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): Peter Dicken Global Shift - Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
Peter Dicken
R1,425 R1,173 Discovery Miles 11 730 Save R252 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Global Shift is - quite simply - the definitive work on economic globalization. The extensive use of graphics, lack of jargon, and clear definition of terms has made it the standard work for the social sciences. The Seventh Edition has been completely updated using the latest available sources. It maps the changing centres of gravity of the global economy and explains the global financial crisis. Each chapter has been extensively rewritten and new material introduced to explain the most recent empirical developments; ideas on production, distribution, consumption; and corporate governance. Global Shift provides: The most comprehensive and up-to-date explanation of economic globalization available, examining the role of transnational corporations, states, labour, consumers, organizations in civil society, and the power relations between them. A clear guide to how the global economy is being transformed through the operation of global production networks involving transnational corporations, states, interest groups and technology. Extended discussion of problems and institutions of global governance in the context of the global economic crisis and of the role of corporate social responsibility. A suite of extensive online ancillaries for both students and lecturers, including author videos, case studies, lecture notes, and free access to specially selected journal articles related to each chapter. There is only one definitive guide to economic globalization for the social sciences: and that's Peter Dicken's Global Shift.

World Economy, The: Pearson New International Edition - Geography, Business, Development (Paperback, 6th edition): Frederick P.... World Economy, The: Pearson New International Edition - Geography, Business, Development (Paperback, 6th edition)
Frederick P. Stutz, Barney Warf
R1,714 Discovery Miles 17 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

: This comprehensive text explores contemporary geographic topics and perspectives relating to the world economy. The authors provide a strong theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the global economy in an era of shifting borders, restructuring economies, and regional realignments. Economic theory is combined with geography to address critical problems of growth, distribution, and development, along with their impact on international business. Recent geopolitical changes are vividly portrayed in a series of superb full-color maps and striking photographs. The Sixth Edition includes updated tables and data, color maps, 2009 economic statistics, a detailed analysis of the global shift in world trade and development, eleven new Case Studies, and a new Premium Website with videos, weblinks, RSS feeds, and quizzes.

China's Economy - What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Paperback): Arthur R. Kroeber China's Economy - What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Paperback)
Arthur R. Kroeber
R362 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R105 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

China is on track to exceed the United States as the world's largest economy in the next several years. It is already the leading global trading nation. Even though its growth rate has recently slowed from years past, China has had the fastest yearly growth rate of any country for much of the last three decades. In China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know, Arthur Kroeber offers an overview of the highlights of China's development since economic reforms were initiated under Deng Xiaoping in 1979. He argues that manufacturing, agricultural change, and construction reoriented the economy in the 1980s and 1990s through state-owned enterprises, private entrepreneurship, and foreign investment. Those shifts unleashed perhaps the largest migration ever in world history from rural areas to urban centers, accompanied by a no less unprecedented expansion of infrastructure. Changes in the country's fiscal and financial systems vastly increased China's monetary holdings from the 1990s onwards, leading to the country's strategic holding of more U.S. debt than any other nation. Kroeber also examines economic growth as it has been experienced by Chinese workers and consumers, including the mounting problems of income and wealth inequality, corruption, and environmental degradation. Kroeber ultimately turns to the consequences of Chinese economic growth: its decisive impact on the world economy, its visible and challenging resource extraction from Africa and Latin America, and its increasing engagement with global economic institutions.

Global Crisis in Foreign Aid (Paperback, New Ed): Richard Grant Global Crisis in Foreign Aid (Paperback, New Ed)
Richard Grant
R703 Discovery Miles 7 030 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Timely in its assessment of the crisis and the transition in the foreign aid regime, this book provides a view from inside the policy process and imparts a researcher's perspective on the changing priorities of donors and recipients. The wide-ranging essays shed light on the evolving political, economic, and regional geographies of aid at the end of the twentieth century.

Work-Life Advantage - Sustaining Regional Learning and Innovation (Paperback): A.L-. James Work-Life Advantage - Sustaining Regional Learning and Innovation (Paperback)
A.L-. James
R684 R648 Discovery Miles 6 480 Save R36 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Work-Life Advantage analyses how employer-provision of family-friendly working arrangements - designed to help workers better reconcile work, home and family - can also enhance firms capacities for learning and innovation, in pursuit of long-term competitive advantage and socially inclusive growth. * Brings together major debates in labour geography, feminist geography, and regional learning in novel ways, through a focus on the shifting boundaries between work, home, and family * Addresses a major gap in the scholarly research surrounding the narrow business case for work-life balance by developing a more socially progressive, workerist dual agenda * Challenges and disrupts masculinist assumptions of the ideal worker and the associated labour market marginalization of workers with significant home and family commitments * Based on 10 years of research with over 300 IT workers and 150 IT firms in the UK and Ireland, with important insights for professional workers and knowledge-intensive companies around the world

Building Capitalism - Historical Change and the Labour Process in the Production of Built Environment (Hardcover): Linda Clarke Building Capitalism - Historical Change and the Labour Process in the Production of Built Environment (Hardcover)
Linda Clarke
R3,733 Discovery Miles 37 330 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published in 1992, this Routledge Revival sees the reissue of a truly original exploration of the nature of urbanization and capitalism. Linda Clarke's vital work argues that: Urbanization is a product of the social human labour engaged in building as well as a concentration of the labour force. The quality of the labour process determines the development of production. Changes to the built environment reflect changes in the production process and, in particular, the development of wage labour. To support these arguments, the author identifies a qualitatively new historical stage of capitalist building production involving a significant expansion of wage labour, and hence capital, and the transition from artisan to industrial production. Linda Clarke draws from a wide range of original material relating to the development of London from the mid-eighteenth to the early nineteenth century to provide a complete description of the development process: materials extraction, roadbuilding, housebuilding, paving, cleansing, etc; profiles of builders and contractors involved, and a picture of the new working class communities, as in Somers Town - their living conditions, population, working environment, and politics.

Rewriting the Rules of the European Economy - An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity (Hardcover): Joseph E. Stiglitz Rewriting the Rules of the European Economy - An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity (Hardcover)
Joseph E. Stiglitz; As told to Carter Dougherty, The Foundation for European Progressive Studies 1
R579 R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Save R31 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The problems of today's Europe can be traced directly to the rewriting of the "rules of the economic game" that has taken place over several decades under the strong influence of neoliberalism. If Europe is to return to the innovative and dynamic economy it once had-and if there is to be shared prosperity, social solidarity and justice across Europe-the rules must be rewritten once again. With the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), Joseph E. Stiglitz lays out comprehensive programmes and policies designed to relieve the suffering of Europeans and restore a prosperous and equitable European Union.

Economic Geography - Places, Networks and Flows (Hardcover, annotated edition): Andrew Wood, Susan Roberts Economic Geography - Places, Networks and Flows (Hardcover, annotated edition)
Andrew Wood, Susan Roberts
R2,851 Discovery Miles 28 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The turbulence of the current times has dramatically transformed the world's economic geographies. The scale and scope of such changes require urgent attention. With intellectual roots dating to the 19th century economic geography has traditionally sought to examine the spatial distributions of economic activity and the principles that account for them. More recently, the field has turned its attention to a range of questions relating to: globalization and its impact on different peoples and places; economic inequalities at different geographic scales; the development of the knowledge-based economy; and the relationship between economy and environment. Now more than ever the changing fortunes of peoples and places demands our attention.

Economic Geography provides a stimulating and innovative introduction to economic geography by establishing the substantive concerns of economic geographers, the methods deployed to study them, the key concepts and theories that animate the field, and the major issues generating debate. This book is the first to address the diverse approaches to economic geography as well as the constantly shifting economic geographies on the ground. It encompasses traditional approaches, albeit from a critical perspective, while providing a thorough, accessible and engaging examination of the concerns, methods and approaches of the ?new economic geography?. This unique introductory text covers the breadth of economic geography while engaging with a range of contemporary debates at the cutting-edge of the field.

Written in an accessible and lucid style, this book offers a thorough and systematic introductory survey. It is enhanced by pedagogical features throughout including case studies dealing with topics ranging from the head office locations of the Fortune 500, Mexico's maquiladoras to China's investments in southern Africa. This book also contains exercises based on the key concepts and annotated further reading and websites.

Livelihood Security in Northwestern Himalaya - Case Studies from Changing Socio-economic Environments in Himachal Pradesh,... Livelihood Security in Northwestern Himalaya - Case Studies from Changing Socio-economic Environments in Himachal Pradesh, India (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
R.B. Singh, Reija Hietala
R3,585 R3,244 Discovery Miles 32 440 Save R341 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book identifies and analyzes livelihood impacts of recent environmental and socio-economic changes in urban and rural settings of the mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh, north western Himalaya, India. The findings of the research deal with the broader objectives of the changing patterns of agricultural production with special reference to diversification, as well as forest-based livelihood outcomes, Clean Development Mechanism forest project activities, the roles of different ethnic groups and non-governmental organizations and the benefits and shortcomings of tourism as a livelihood source. These tasks are studied by using an exploratory approach, with participant observation, interviews through random and cluster sampling among villagers, local land users and officials, as well as with land cover interpretation and secondary statistical data. This book is relevant for educational use together with policy input on the issues exploring livelihood security in a rapidly growing developing country.

Cities in Global Capitalism (Paperback): Ugo Rossi Cities in Global Capitalism (Paperback)
Ugo Rossi
R439 Discovery Miles 4 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In what ways are cities central to the evolution of contemporary global capitalism? And in what ways is global capitalism forged by the urban experience? This book provides a response to these questions, exploring the multifaceted dimensions of the city-capitalism nexus. Drawing on a wide range of conceptual approaches, including political economy, neo-institutionalism and radical political theory, this insightful book examines the complex relationships between contemporary capitalist cities and key forces of our times, such as globalization and neoliberalism. Taking a truly global perspective, Ugo Rossi offers a comparative analysis of the ways in which urban economies and societies reflect and at the same time act as engines of global capitalism. Ultimately, this book shows how over the past three decades capitalism has shifted a gear no longer merely incorporating key aspects of society into its system, but encompassing everything, including life itself and illustrates how cities play a central role within this life-oriented construction of global capitalism.

Constructions of Neoliberal Reason (Paperback): Jamie Peck Constructions of Neoliberal Reason (Paperback)
Jamie Peck
R817 Discovery Miles 8 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Amongst intellectuals and activists, neoliberalism has become a potent signifier for the kind of free-market thinking that has dominated politics for the past three decades. Forever associated with the conviction politics of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, the free-market project has since become synonymous with the 'Washington consensus' on international development policy and the phenomenon of corporate globalization, where it has come to mean privatization, deregulation, and the opening up of new markets. But beyond its utility as a protest slogan or buzzword as shorthand for the political-economic Zeitgeist, what do we know about where neoliberalism came from and how it spread? Who are the neoliberals, and why do they studiously avoid the label? Constructions of Neoliberal Reason presents a radical critique of the free-market project, from its origins in the first half of the 20th Century through to the recent global economic crisis, from the utopian dreams of Friedrich von Hayek through the dogmatic theories of the Chicago School to the hope and hubris of Obamanomics. The book traces how neoliberalism went from crank science to common sense in the period between the Great Depression and the age of Obama. Constructions of Neoliberal Reason dramatizes the rise of neoliberalism and its uneven spread as an intellectual, political, and cultural project, combining genealogical analysis with situated case studies of formative moments throughout the world, like New York City's bankruptcy, Hurricane Katrina, and the Wall Street crisis of 2008. The book names and tracks some of neoliberalism's key protagonists, as well as some of the less visible bit-part players. It explores how this adaptive regime of market rule was produced and reproduced, its logics and limits, its faults and its fate.

Global Displacements - The Making of Uneven Development in the Caribbean (Hardcover): Marion Werner Global Displacements - The Making of Uneven Development in the Caribbean (Hardcover)
Marion Werner
R1,685 R1,528 Discovery Miles 15 280 Save R157 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Challenging the main ways we debate globalization, Global Displacements reveals how uneven geographies of capitalist development shape and are shaped by the aspirations and everyday struggles of people in the global South. * Makes an original contribution to the study of globalization by bringing together critical development and feminist theoretical approaches * Opens up new avenues for the analysis of global production as a long-term development strategy * Contributes novel theoretical insights drawn from the everyday experiences of disinvestment and precarious work on people s lives and their communities * Represents the first analysis of increasing uneven development among countries in the Caribbean * Calls for more rigorous studies of long accepted notions of the geographies of inequality and poverty in the global South

Viability and Sustainability of Small-Scale Fisheries in Latin America and The Caribbean (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Silvia... Viability and Sustainability of Small-Scale Fisheries in Latin America and The Caribbean (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Silvia Salas, Maria Jose Barragan-Paladines, Ratana Chuenpagdee
R3,533 R2,694 Discovery Miles 26 940 Save R839 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One of the main goals in fisheries governance is to promote viability and sustainability in small-scale fishing communities. This is not an easy task given external and internal pressure, including environmental change and competition with other economic sectors searching for development in the coastal region. A comprehensive understanding of small-scale fisheries in their own context, and from a regional perspective, is an important step in supporting the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines). This book contributes to the global effort by offering knowledge, insights and lessons about small-scale fisheries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The 20 case studies included in the book make explicit the various dimensions that are intrinsic to small-scale fisheries in the region, and identify conditions and situations that affect the wellbeing of fishing communities. The book offers insights regarding the challenges faced by small-scale fisheries in the region, and, aligning with the objectives of the SSF Guidelines, provides lessons and experiences about how to make small-scale fishing communities viable while maintaining sustainable fisheries. This important book illustrates the complexity, diversity, and dynamics of small-scale fisheries in the Latin American and Caribbean region and presents experiences, tools, and approaches to lead towards sustainable and viable fisheries. The reader will gain a new understanding on the range of actions, approaches, and information needed for their successful management. John F. Caddy, International Fisheries Expert This book, prepared by the Too Big To Ignore partnership, constitutes a very valuable resource for policy makers, fisheries scientists, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, and fishing communities interested in putting in place sound management strategies, research, and actions to contribute to the sustainability of small-scale fisheries and food security in Latin America and the Caribbean region. Juan Carlos Seijo, Professor of Fisheries Bioeconomics at Marist University of Merida

Economic Geography - A Critical Introduction (Paperback): Trevor J. Barnes, Brett Christophers Economic Geography - A Critical Introduction (Paperback)
Trevor J. Barnes, Brett Christophers
R743 R703 Discovery Miles 7 030 Save R40 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume in the celebrated Critical Introductions to Geography series introduces readers to the vibrant discipline of economic geography. The authors provide an original definition of the discipline, and they make a strong case for its vital importance in understanding the dynamic interconnections, movements, and emerging trends shaping our globalized world. Economic Geography addresses the key theories and methods that form the basis of the discipline, and describes its "communities of practice" and relations to related fields including economics and sociology. Numerous illustrative examples explore how economic geographers examine the world and how and why the discipline takes the forms it does, demonstrating the critical value of economic geography to making sense of globalization, uneven development, money and finance, urbanization, environmental change, and industrial and technological transformation. Engaging and thought-provoking, Economic Geography: A Critical Introduction is the ideal resource for students studying across a range of subject areas, as well as the general reader with an interest in world affairs and economics.

Assembling Export Markets - The Making and Unmaking of Global Food Connections in West Africa (Hardcover): Stefan Ouma Assembling Export Markets - The Making and Unmaking of Global Food Connections in West Africa (Hardcover)
Stefan Ouma
R1,621 R1,472 Discovery Miles 14 720 Save R149 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Assembling Export Markets explores the new frontier regions of the global fresh produce market that has emerged in Ghana over the past decade. * Represents a major and empirically rich contribution to the emerging field of the social studies of economization and marketization * Offers one of the first ethnographic accounts on the making of global commodity chains from below * Denaturalizes global markets by unpacking their local engagement, materially entangled construction, need for maintenance, and fragile character * Offers a trans-disciplinary engagement with the construction and extension of market relations in two frontier regions of global capitalism * Critically examines the opportunities and risks for firms and farms in Ghana entering global fresh produce markets

Assembling Export Markets - The Making and Unmaking of Global Food Connections in West Africa (Paperback): Stefan Ouma Assembling Export Markets - The Making and Unmaking of Global Food Connections in West Africa (Paperback)
Stefan Ouma
R685 R649 Discovery Miles 6 490 Save R36 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Assembling Export Markets explores the new frontier regions of the global fresh produce market that has emerged in Ghana over the past decade. * Represents a major and empirically rich contribution to the emerging field of the social studies of economization and marketization * Offers one of the first ethnographic accounts on the making of global commodity chains from below * Denaturalizes global markets by unpacking their local engagement, materially entangled construction, need for maintenance, and fragile character * Offers a trans-disciplinary engagement with the construction and extension of market relations in two frontier regions of global capitalism * Critically examines the opportunities and risks for firms and farms in Ghana entering global fresh produce markets

The Geography of the World Economy (Hardcover, 6th New edition): Paul Knox, John A Agnew, Linda McCarthy The Geography of the World Economy (Hardcover, 6th New edition)
Paul Knox, John A Agnew, Linda McCarthy
R3,015 Discovery Miles 30 150 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Geography of the World Economy provides an in-depth and stimulating introduction to the globalization of the world economy. The book offers a consideration of local, regional, national and global economic development over the long historical term. The theory and practice of economic and political geography provide a basis for understanding the interactions within and among the developed and developing countries of the world. Illustrated in color throughout, this new edition has been completely reworked and updated to take account of recent significant changes in the world economy. A new companion website also accompanies the book, with additional resources for each chapter including multiple choice and short essay questions and links to relevant websites. Figures and tables are also available for download located at www.routledge.com/cw/knox The text is signposted throughout with an glossary of key terms, and is richly illustrated with full-color maps, diagrams and illustrations. It is ideal for upper level university undergraduates and for post-graduates in a variety of specializations including geography, economics, political science, international relations and global studies.

The Economic Geography of the UK (Paperback, New): Neil Coe, Andrew Jones The Economic Geography of the UK (Paperback, New)
Neil Coe, Andrew Jones
R1,013 R872 Discovery Miles 8 720 Save R141 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With the UK still facing the repercussions of the 2007 economic downturn, Coe and Jones' text is a timely, engaging discussion of the key issues facing the UK economy from a purely geographical perspective, written by some of the leading academics in the field. With pedagogical features to facilitate learning, including further reading and chapter aims, the text explores the complex connections that constitute the UK economy including the city and finance, the uneven development of the UK, the UK economy's links to the European Union and its wider ties to the global economy. Written for geography students studying modules on economic geography and the human geography of the UK, the text is a vibrantly written, easy-to-understand analysis of the current and future challenges that face the contemporary UK economy. Includes a preface by Doreen Massey.

The Perils of International Capital (Paperback): Faisal Z. Ahmed The Perils of International Capital (Paperback)
Faisal Z. Ahmed
R665 Discovery Miles 6 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Can foreign capital empower dictatorship? This groundbreaking book develops a unified theory that links three prominent forms of international capital to the endurance of dictatorships. International capital empowers governments to finance two key instruments of non-democratic politics: repression and patronage. The Perils of International Capital uses theory, case studies, and cross-national statistical evidence to demonstrate causal effects between foreign capital and authoritarian politics. These finding are crucial to scholars and policymakers alike, as they call for a recalibration of the welfare effects associated with greater financial globalization. Ahmed reveals that, while foreign capital may improve economic development, it can tragically hinder democratic governance in the process.

The Statesman's Yearbook Companion - The Leaders, Events and Cities of the World (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Palgrave... The Statesman's Yearbook Companion - The Leaders, Events and Cities of the World (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Palgrave Macmillan
R7,690 R4,350 Discovery Miles 43 500 Save R3,340 (43%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This companion to the classic reference work The Statesman's Yearbook provides detailed biographies of past leaders and figureheads not found in the annual publication, and also includes comprehensive chronologies of natural disasters and key political events, as well as overviews of major global cities. In addition to facts and figures, the publication also includes infographics commemorating the anniversaries of key historical events as well as a number of synopses of relevant and related publications. Alongside The Statesman's Yearbook, The Statesman's Yearbook Companion continues to provide accurate and reliable information about politics, culture and the world.

Collaborative Approach to Trade - Enhancing Connectivity in Sea- and Land-Locked Countries (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Francesca... Collaborative Approach to Trade - Enhancing Connectivity in Sea- and Land-Locked Countries (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Francesca Romana Medda, Francesco Caravelli, Simone Caschili, Alan Wilson; Contributions by Geoffrey J.D. Hewings, …
R3,261 R2,951 Discovery Miles 29 510 Save R310 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book applies regional analysis to the challenges facing global investment agencies seeking to enhance trade in lagging regions. It shows how spatial interaction and agent-based modelling can be used as the basis for developing new plans and policies. An in-depth analysis of trade routes is presented, which can be used to develop policies for increasing efficiency and reducing costs. Landlocked Uganda and the sea-locked South Pacific Islands serve to illustrate the problems of covering sizable distances, accelerating export flows and improving supply chain efficiency. These examples also provide an excellent illustration of the power of regional science, from assembling data bases in difficult situations to developing and applying models of the trade system.

Evolutionary Economic Geography - Location of production and the European Union (Paperback): Miroslav Jovanovic Evolutionary Economic Geography - Location of production and the European Union (Paperback)
Miroslav Jovanovic
R1,225 Discovery Miles 12 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The purpose of this book is to provide a guided tour through the theoretical foundations of spatial locations of firms and industries in an evolutionary economic framework. It addresses the issues of how a location of business in geographical space is selected and where economic activity may (re)locate in the future. The analysis is in the context of technological progress, innovation, disequilibrium and endemic uncertainty. Jovanovic raises pertinent questions such as how willing, motivated and able firms (and governments) are to adapt to constantly evolving new opportunities and challenges over time and to experiment and translate these perceptions into profitable actions. How is their 'competitive position' evolving relative to others and changing over time when faced with a stream of constantly arriving new opportunities, threats and obstacles? Considerations are always supported with a plethora of examples and cases from real life. Jovanovic argues that the economy is a complex and constantly adaptive system which is almost always outside equilibrium. Building on this, he suggests that there is an important lacuna in our understanding of evolutionary spatial economics and that there is much space for further multidisciplinary research in this academic and practical area. This book offers an evolutionary and disequilibrium analysis of the subject and makes parallels, where appropriate and possible, among economics, geography, physics, biology and art. It considers key areas in theory, market and production structure, spatial location of domestic and foreign firms, as well as regional policy. In addition, there are references to policy intervention; importance of investment in local social stability, education and training; as well as to uncontrollable variables that are beyond the influence of firms, industries, regions or public authorities. The author offers various evolutionary insights and alternatives to the pure neoclassical equilibrium economic model.

Green City Planning and Practices in Asian Cities - Sustainable Development and Smart Growth in Urban Environments (Hardcover,... Green City Planning and Practices in Asian Cities - Sustainable Development and Smart Growth in Urban Environments (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Zhenjiang Shen, Ling Huang, Kuanghui Peng, Jen-te Pai
R4,473 R3,803 Discovery Miles 38 030 Save R670 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Urban planners across the world are faced with sustainable development issues in their work, especially when they are tasked with creating green cities or where sustainable and smart growth in urban settings are set as primary goals. This book introduces green city planning and practices from the three dimensions of green-building innovation, community development and smart city strategies, and argues that effective implementation of green city planning are a necessary pre-condition for reaching sustainable urban development. A range of authors representing a broad disciplinary spectrum bring together the different standards of green building methods and urban design techniques and clearly sketch the roles of both spatial designers and urban researchers in the implementation of green city planning at regional, community and single-building level in order to arrive at an integrated approach across different scales.

North-East India: Land, People and Economy (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): K.R. Dikshit, Jutta K. Dikshit North-East India: Land, People and Economy (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
K.R. Dikshit, Jutta K. Dikshit
R6,714 R5,259 Discovery Miles 52 590 Save R1,455 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

North-East India, comprising the seven contiguous states around Assam, the principal state of the region, is a relatively unknown, yet very fascinating region. The forest clad peripheral mountains, home to indigenous peoples like the Nagas, Mizos and the Khasis, the densely populated Brahmaputra valley with its lush green tea gardens and the golden rice fields, the moderately populated hill regions and plateaus, and the sparsely inhabited Himalayas, form a unique mosaic of natural and cultural landscapes and human interactions, with unparalleled diversity. The book provides a glimpse into the region's past and gives a comprehensive picture of its physical environment, people, resources and its economy. The physical environment takes into account not only the structural base of the region, its physical characteristics and natural vegetation but also offers an impression of the region's biodiversity and the measures undertaken to preserve it. The people of the region, especially the indigenous population, inhabiting contrasting environments and speaking a variety of regional and local dialects, have received special attention, bringing into focus the role of migration that has influenced the traditional societies, for centuries. The book acquaints the readers with spatial distribution, life style and culture of the indigenous people, outlining the unique features of each tribe. The economy of the region, depending originally on primitive farming and cottage industries, like silkworm rearing, but now greatly transformed with the emergence of modern industries, power resources and expanding trade, is reviewed based on authentic data and actual field observations. The epilogue, the last chapter in the book, summarizes the authors' perception of the region and its future.

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