Capital and Labour in the Urbanized World
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Capital and Labour in the Urbanized World



© 1985 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The distribution of capital and labour in the contemporary world is undergoing a radical change. Traditional industries in the West are in decline while in the third world cheap, plentiful labour is available and increasingly attractive.

This book analyzes the implications of this situation for both developed and less developed nations. It examines the impact such a shift of resources will have on the rich Western nations that dominate the international system. Also it describes the likely domestic consequences for countries which have to reconcile the clashing interests of domestic capital and labour and to attract vital foreign industry and investment.

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
John Walton
The Third 'New' International Division of Labour
PART TWO: STATE, CAPITAL AND REGION
Paul Singer
Capital and the National State
A Historical Interpretation  
Dieter Lapple
Internationalization of Capital and the Regional Problem
David Slater
The State and Issues of Regional Analysis in Latin America
PART THREE: URBAN SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES
Alejandro Portes
Urbanization, Migration and Models of Development in Latin America
Janet Abu-Lughod
Urbanization and Social Change in the Arab World
PART FOUR: FORMS AND POLICIES OF INEQUALITY
Patricia Arias and Bryan Roberts
The City in Permanent Transition
The Consequences of a National System of Industrial Specialization  
Samuel Jaramillo and Martha Schteingart
Capital Accumulation and Housing Production in Latin America 1960-80
Cathy A Rakowski
The Planning Process and the Division of Labour in a New Industrial City
The Case of Cuidad Guayana, Venezuela  
Larissa Lomnitz and Marisol Perez-Lizaur
Social Relations and Capital Accumulation
The Case of the Mexican Bourgeoisie  

`a wide-ranging collection...each of the papers is interesting and there are enough common concerns to give the book coherence and to hold the interest from one contribution to the next.' -- Environment and Planning C: Government and Planning Policy, Issue 4/1, 1986

`a welcome addition to the literature in that it helps to shift the neo-marxian tradition in urban and regional studies from an almost exclusive concern with advanced capitalism to an interest in social and spatial change in developing societies.' -- Progress in Human Geography, 1986

`The collection provides valuable theoretical and empirical material around one of the central and unresolved issues in urban and regional studies, namely the relative importance of external and internal processes in moulding the shape and form of city structure.' -- Sociology, Volume 19 Number 3, August 1985

`a wide-ranging collection...each of the papers is interesting and there are enough common concerns to give the book coherence and to hold the interest from one contribution to the next.' -- Environment and planning C: Government and Policy, Issue 4\1, 1986

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