The Economic Geography of the UK

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Neil Coe, Andrew Jones
SAGE, Aug 24, 2010 - Science - 280 pages
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.

 

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Contents

the shifting geographies of the UK economy?
3
2 Persistent NorthSouth divides
12
the geographies of boom and bust under New Labour
29
Part 2 Landscapes of Power Inequality And Finance
47
changing landscapes of power
49
5 Banking on financial services
61
tax spend and what lies in between
79
governing uneven development in the UK
91
driving the knowledgebased economy in the UK?
153
12 Agricultural restructuring and changing food networks in the UK
166
13 The shifting geographies of UK retailing
181
energy security and climate change
196
Part 4 Landscapes of Social Change
209
work and employment in the twentyfirst century
211
16 New migrant divisions of labour
225
17 The UK economy and the transformation of East Central Europe
239

8 Housing and the UK economy
110
understanding patterns of inequality in UK occupational pensions
123
Part 3 Landscapes of Production and Circulation
137
made in the UK?
139
the UK economy in an era of globalisation
253
index
259
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About the author (2010)

Neil Coe is a Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Manchester.

Professor Andrew Jones is an inter-disciplinary social scientist with a background as an economic geographer. He is also Dean of Arts and Social Sciences at City University London.

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