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302–3. 15). The Handbook of Commercial Geography emphasized factual detail over abstract theory, with George G. 25). 2). 15). 16). 24 By the 1930s, however, the empires of the major powers were in decline, with policy debates becoming increasingly focused upon internal national issues such as unemployment and poverty. 18). 21) as a project of ‘areal differentiation’, which describes and interprets the variable character of the earth’s surface, expressed through the identification of distinct regions.
Of thinking of places as areas with boundaries around them, they can be imagined as articulated moments in networks of social relations and understandings . . 154–5). From this perspective, place can itself be regarded as a process rather than seen as some static and unchanging essence. Places are connected and linked through wider processes of uneven development operating through flows of capital, goods, services, information and people. 1). Reflect ➤ Do you agree that specific places (regions) remain important within a global economy?
3 Institutions and the construction of markets Another crucial element in our political economy perspective is a view of markets as socially constructed entities that require social and political regulation rather than representing naturally occurring phenomena capable of self-regulation. Unlike mainstream economics, which holds that markets, if left to their own devices, will return to an equilibrium position where supply equals demand and waste is eliminated, we believe that unregulated (‘free’) markets are destabilizing and socially destructive.
An Introduction to Economic Geography: Globalization, Uneven Development and Place by Danny MacKinnon