This sixth edition of Global Shift has been completely revised and updated using the latest available sources. Each chapter has been extensively rewritten and new chapters introduced to take account of recent empirical developments, new ideas on production, distribution, and consumption in the global economy and the implications of the global financial crisis.
The now standard work on economic globalization provides:
- the most comprehensive and up-to-date explanation of economic globalization available, examining the role of transnational corporations, states, labour, consumers, and 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 and interest groups and technology
- detailed discussion of different theories of economic globalization
- a new chapter on the environmental impacts of globalizing processes
- 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
- broadened sectoral case studies including a new case study on resource-extractive industries, and an extended chapter on financial and advanced business services
The extensive use of graphics, lack of jargon and clear definition of terms, makes Global Shift the key resource on economic globalization in the social science literature.
1. Introduction: Questioning Globalization
PART ONE: THE SHIFTING CONTOURS OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
2. Global Shift: Changing Geographies of the Global Economy
PART TWO: PROCESSES OF GLOBAL SHIFT
3. Tangled Webs: Unravelling Complexity in the Global Economy
4. Technological Change: 'Gales of Creative Destruction'
5. Transnational Corporations: The Primary 'Movers and Shapers' of the Global Economy
6. The State Really Does Matter
7. The Uneasy Relationship between TNCs and States: Dynamics of Conflict and Collaboration
PART THREE: THE PICTURE IN DIFFERENT ECONOMIC SECTORS
8. 'Making Holes in the Ground': The Extractive Industries
9. 'We Are What We Eat': The Agro-Food Industries
10. 'Fabric-ating Fashion': The Clothing Industries
11. 'Wheels of Change': The Automobile Industry
12. 'Making the World Go Round': Advanced Business Services - Especially Finance
13. 'Making the Connections, Moving the Goods': Logistics and Distribution Services
PART FOUR: WINNING AND LOSING IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
14. 'Capturing Value' within Global Production Networks
15. 'Destroying Value': Environmental Impacts of Global Production Networks
16. Winning and Losing: Where You Live Really Matters
17. Making the World a Better Place
Peter Dicken is Emeritus Professor of Economic Geography in the School of Environment and Development at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. He has held visiting academic appointments at universities and research institutes in Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, Singapore, Sweden, and the United States, and lectured in many other countries throughout Europe and Asia. He is an Academician of the Social Sciences, is a recipient of the Victoria Medal of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) and of the Centenary Medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, and holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Uppsala, Sweden.