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Global Restructuring and Territorial Development
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Global Restructuring and Territorial Development

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October 1987 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The essays in this book provide the elements for a new theory of spatial development to explain the new socio-territorial reality produced by global restructuring in the 1970s and 1980s.

The contributors all account for the contemporary territorial units by focusing on global economic dynamics and the history of particular places. The book looks at restructuring in the automobile and electronics industries; the significance of migrant labour and the informal economy; the consequences of female proletarianization in Southeast Asia; the implications for regional development of the incorporation of Mexico and Malaysia in the world economy; the internationalization of commercial capital and the development of financial centres; and the connection between global restructuring and urban politics in the United States.

 
INTRODUCTION
Manuel Castells and Jeffrey Henderson
Techno-Economic Restructuring, Socio-Political Processes and Spatial Transformation
A Global Perspective

 
 
CAPITAL, LABOUR AND THE DYNAMICS OF GLOBAL RESTRUCTURING
Richard Child Hill
Global Factory and Company Town
The Changing Division of Labour in the International Automobile Industry

 
Dieter Ernst
US-Japanese Competition and the Worldwide Restructuring of the Electronics Industry
A European View

 
Saskia Sassen-Koob
Issues of Core and Periphery
Labour Migration and Global Restructuring

 
Robin Cohen
Policing the Frontiers
The State and the Migrant in the International Division of Labour

 
Vivian Lin
Women Electronics Workers in Southeast Asia
The Emergence of a Working Class

 
 
REGIONAL CONSEQUENCES OF GLOBAL RESTRUCTURING
Manuel Perlo Cohen
Exploring the Spatial Effects of the Internationalization of the Mexican Economy
Kamal Salih and Mei Ling Young
Social Forces, the State and the International Division of Labour
The Case of Malaysia

 
 
THE URBAN DIMENSION OF GLOBAL RESTRUCTURING
Nigel Thrift
The Fixers
The Urban Geography of International Commercial Capital

 
Michael Peter Smith
Global Capital Restructuring and Local Political Crises in the US Cities

`should be useful for those who study sociology of development, political economy, and urban studies... makes a `a stimulating collection' - The Sociological Review

`the book marks an important step forward in the field of urban and regional studies as well as of development studies more generally.' - Work, Employment and Society

`This collection builds towards a new theory of spatial development, in the context of a new and dynamic era of capitalism... The contributors... examine global economic dynamics and place these dynamics in their historical context... This work makes a contribution to our understanding of both the processes of global restructuring and their consequences for urban and regional development' - Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society

`makes a useful contribution both theoretically and empirically' - International Journal of Urban and Regional Research

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