This informative text offers a geographical perspective on globalization. It provides a lively exploration of its spatial impacts and the distinctive contribution of human geography to studies and debates in this field. Fully up-to-date and engaging, this work: critically appraises the concept and processes of globalization from a geographical perspective debates the historical evolution of globalized society illustrates how the core principles of human geography - such as space and scale - lead to a better understanding of the phenomenon analyzes 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 challenges for the environment and the Third World created by globalizing processes articulates a human geographical framework for progressive globalization. Throughout, boxed sections highlight and clearly explain 'key concepts' and showcase classic and innovative work. Highly illustrated with figures, photographs and maps, this book also includes chapter summaries and annotated further reading.
It will be indispensable for human geography, sociology, political science and development studies undergraduates and postgraduates studying the phenomenon on both dedicated and linked courses.
Warwick E. Murray is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography and Development Studies at Victoria University, New Zealand and Editor-in- Chief of Asia Pacific Viewpoint