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The economic geography of the UK

Author: Neil M Coe; Andrew Jones
Publisher: London ; Los Angeles : Sage Publications, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil M Coe; Andrew Jones
ISBN: 9781849200899 1849200890 9781849200905 1849200904
OCLC Number: 640084616
Description: xvi, 264 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: Setting the Scene: Uneven Economic Geographies. Introduction: the shifting geographies of the UK economy? / Neil M. Coe and Andrew Jones.--
Persistent North/South divides / Danny Dorling.--
Uneven regional growth: the geographies of boom and bust under New Labour / Ron Martin. Part II: Landscapes of Power, Inequality and Finance. The City and finance: changing landscapes of power / John Allen.--
Banking on financial services / Shaun French, Karen Lai and Andrew Leyshon.--
The geography of UK government finance: tax, spend and what lies between / Steve Musson.--
State and economy: governing uneven development in the UK / Andy Pike and John Tomaney.--
Housing and the UK economy / Chris Hamnett.--
The geographical pension gap: understanding patterns of inequality in UK occupational pensions / Kendra Strauss and Gordon Clark. Part III: Landscapes of Production and Circulation. The changing geographies of manufacturing and work: Made in the UK? / Ray Hudson.--
Business services: driving the knowledge-based economy in the UK? / James Faulconbridge.--
Agricultural restructuring and changing food networks in the UK / Brian Ilbery and Damian Maye.--
The shifting geographies of UK retailing / Neil Wrigley.--
UK energy dilemmas: energy security and climate change / Michael Bradshaw. Part IV: Landscapes of Social Change. Restructuring UK labour markets: work and employment in the twenty-first century / Kevin Ward.--
New migrant divisions of labour / Jane Wills, Cathy McIlwaine, Kavita Datta, Jon May, Joanna Herbert and Yara Evans.--
The UK economy and the transformation of East Central Europe / Alison Stenning.--
Coda: The UK Economy in an era of globalization / Neil M. Coe and Andrew Jones.
Responsibility: edited by Neil M. Coe & Andrew Jones.

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The quality and usefulness of this book [make it] a core text in an undergraduate or indeed postgraduate module, or as evidence for research into the UK's changing economic geography. -- Oli Mould Read more...

 
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