Geographies of Globalization 2nd edition offers an animated and fully-updated exposition of the geographical impacts of globalization and the contribution of human geography to studies and debates in this area. Energetic and engaging, this book:
- Illustrates how the core principles of human geography - such as space and scale - lead to a better understanding of the phenomenon
- Debates the historical evolution of globalized society
- Analyses the interconnected economic, political and cultural geographies of globalization
- Examines the impact of global transformations 'on the ground' using examples from six continents
- Discusses the three global crises currently facing the world - inequality, the environment and unstable capitalism most recently manifested in the Great Recession
- Articulates a human geographical framework for progressive globalization and approaching solutions to the problems we face
Boxed sections highlight key concepts and innovative work by geographers as well as topical and lively debates concerning current global trends. The book is also generously illustrated with a wide range of Figures, photographs, and maps.
About the Author:
Warwick E. Murray is Professor of Human Geography and Development
Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has held
university positions in the UK and Fiji and has been a visiting professor at
universities in Europe and South America. He is President of the Australasian
Iberian and Latin American Studies Association. He has served as editor on a
number of journals including Asia Pacifi c Viewpoint and Journal of Rural
John Overton is Professor of Development Studies and Human Geography at
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has held university
positions at four other institutions including the Australian National University.
He is past President of the New Zealand Geographical Society and former
Director of the Commonwealth Geographical Bureau. He has served as an editor
for a range of journals including Asia Pacifi c Viewpoint.