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Global Shift
Sixth Edition
Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy

Peter Dicken

607 Pages
Size: 7" x 10"
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January 2011
ISBN 978-1-60918-006-5
Cat. #8006
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1. Introduction: Questioning Globalization

I. The Shifting Contours of the Global Economy

2. Global Shift: Changing Geographies of the Global Economy

II. Processes of Global Shift

3. Tangled Webs: Unraveling 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

III. 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

IV. 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

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