Geographies of Globalization


Author: Warwick E. Murray,John Overton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135281777
Category: Science
Page: 506
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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.

Geographies of Globalization


Author: Warwick Murray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780203595831
Category: Science
Page: 392
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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.

Globalisierung der Immobilienwirtschaft

Grenzüberschreitende Investitionen und lokale Marktintransparenzen. Mit den Beispielen Mexiko City und Sao Paulo
Author: André Scharmanski
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839413052
Category: Social Science
Page: 386
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Seit Anfang des 21. Jahrhunderts ist das räumlich-maßstäbliche Gefüge der Immobilienwirtschaft erheblich in Bewegung geraten. Investitionen dehnen sich über immer größere räumliche Distanzen aus. Wie organisieren Investoren ihre grenzüberschreitenden Transaktionen in geographisch entfernten und intransparenten Immobilienmärkten? Welche raumspezifischen lokalen Auswirkungen sind zu beobachten? Bislang fehlt eine systematische Forschung hierzu. Diese Lücke füllt André Scharmanski, der mithilfe des relationalen Skalenkonzepts ein Analyseraster entwickelt, das die Akteure der Internationalisierung und deren Beziehungen auf multiplen räumlichen Maßstabsebenen in den Mittelpunkt der Betrachtung rückt.

The Changing Face of Indian Economy


Author: Jithin Dhawan
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788126907670
Category: India
Page: 400
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The Indian Economy Is Undoubtedly On The Fulcrum Of An Ever-Increasing Growth Curve. Long Criticised For Nurturing An Inward Looking Economy, The Country S Impressive Gdp Growth Of 9.2 Per Cent During The Financial Year 2006 07 And 8.4 Per Cent In 2005-06 Has Led The Experts Of Globalisation Forecast That By The Next Thirty Years India S Economy Could Be Larger Than All But Those Of The United States And China. Thus, India Has Not Only Been Able To Discard Its Image As The Tortoise Of The Region But Has Also Presented Itself To The World As An Economic Powerhouse. The Initiatives Taken In The Early 1990S Continue To Bring The Rewards And Have Enabled India To Become The Fourth Largest Gdp In The World In Terms Of Purchasing Power. Today, The Young Generation Has The Potential To Absorb And Master New Technologies. The Country Has A Healthy Regulatory Environment And Strong Financial System. Owing To Its Better Returns On Investments, It Has Been Able To Attract A Large Number Of Foreign Investors. Mncs Are Today Looking For Low-Cost Manufacturing Bases, And India Is Seen As Their Favourite Choice. It Has Been Estimated By The Eminent Economists That India May Emerge As One Of The Three Top Engineering Goods Exporters Among Low- Cost Offshore Manufacturers With An Export Target Of $ 250-300 Billion By 2015. Likewise, It Is Becoming A Major Force In Complex, High-End And High Margin Information Technology Services.Today, There Is An Increasing Willingness Internationally To Work With India And Build Relationships For Mutual Benefit In Different Fields Automobile, Pharmaceuticals, Tourism, Electronics & Communications, To Name A Few. No Wonder There Are Many Who Believe That The Future Belongs To India. It Is Not To Say That The Country Has An Easy Ride Ahead. Its First Challenge Is To Broad-Base Growth. According To World Bank Data, A Considerably Large Proportion Of India S Population Earns Less Than $ 2 A Day. Furthermore, The Problems Of Illiteracy, Lack Of Health Care And Unemployment Are Still Acute, Which Indicate That India Is Long Way Away From Prosperity. The Changing Face Of Indian Economy Thus Needs To Be Looked Into From Several Sides. The Present Book Is A Modest Effort In This Direction. It Makes An Analytic Study Of India S Progress Since Independence Of The Country And Focuses On The Policies And Initiatives Taken As Yet. It Aims At Acquainting Readers With The Economic Scenario Of India In Its True Spirit.It Is Hoped That The Book Will Prove An Ideal Reference Book For Students, Researchers And Teachers Of Economics. Even The General Readers Interested In The Present State Of Indian Economy And Its Progress Will Find It Valuable And Informative.

Geographica Helvetica

schweizerische Zeitschrift für Geographie
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Ethnology
Page: 71
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American Book Publishing Record


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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A Hospitable World?

Organising Work and Workers in Hotels and Tourist Resorts
Author: David Jordhus-Lier,Anders Underthun
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317751760
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 232
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The hospitality and tourism sector is a large and rapidly expanding industry worldwide, and can rightfully be described as a vehicle of globalisation. Hotels are among the cornerstones of the industry often drawing workers from the most vulnerable segments of multicultural labour markets, accommodating and entertaining tourists and business travelers from around the world. This book explores the organisation of work, worker identities and worker strategies in hotel workplaces, as they are located in heterogeneous labour markets being changed by processes of globalisation. It uses an explicitly geographical approach to understand how different groups of workers experience and respond to challenges in the hospitality industry, and is based on recent theoretical debates and empirical research on hotel workplaces in cities as different as Oslo, Goa, London, Las Vegas and Toronto. A multi-scalar analysis is taken where concrete worker bodies and their physical, emotional and embodied labour are seen in relation to, among other aspects: the regulation of national and regional labour markets, city governments with global city ambitions, and global corporate actors and labour migration patterns. The book sheds light on the hotel workplace as a hierarchical and fragmented social space as well as addressing questions on worker mobility, the fragmentation of work, scales of organisation and how workers can help shape the regulation of their industry. This timely volume brings together contributions from international academics and is valuable reading for all those interested in hospitality, tourism, human geography and globalisation.

Hirnströme

Eine Kulturgeschichte der Elektroenzephalographie
Author: Cornelius Borck
Publisher: Wallstein Verlag
ISBN: 3835320742
Category: Electroencephalography
Page: 383
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Hauptbeschreibung Die Visualisierung von Gehirnprozessen hat in der Geschichte der Hirnforschung regelmäßig große Erwartungen geweckt. Cornelius Borck stellt mit der Registrierung elektrischer Hirnströme eine Aufzeichnungstechnik ins Zentrum seiner Untersuchung, mit der sich seinerzeit die Hoffnung verknüpfte, das Gehirn in seiner eigenen Sprache schreiben zu lassen und so seine Funktionsweise lesbar zu machen. Er verfolgt die vielfach widersprüchlichen Deutungen zur Elektroenzephalographie von den Versuchen des deutschen Psychiaters Hans Berger und seiner Veröffentlichung eines men.

Tourism Geography

A New Synthesis
Author: Stephen Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0203877551
Category: Science
Page: 310
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Tourism is an intensely geographic phenomenon. It stimulates large-scale, global movement of people and forges distinctive relationships between people and the places they visit. It shapes processes of physical development and resource exploitation, whilst the presence of visitors exerts a range of economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts that often have important implications for local geographies. This second edition of Tourism Geography develops a critical understanding of how different geographies of tourism are created and maintained. Drawing on both historical and contemporary perspectives, the discussion – which is in three main parts – connects tourism to key geographical concepts relating to globalization, mobility, new geographies of production and consumption, and post-industrial change. Part one examines how spatial patterns of tourism are formed and evolve through time. Part two offers an extended discussion of how tourism relates to places that are toured, examining physical and economic development, socio-cultural and environmental relations and the role of tourism planning. Part three develops a range of new material for this second edition that considers important contemporary influences upon tourism geographies, including place promotion, new forms of urban tourism, heritage, identity and embodied forms of tourism. Featuring international case studies and supported by up-to-date statistics, the text offers a concise yet comprehensive review of tourism geography and how geographers can interpret this important contemporary process. Written primarily as a student text, each chapter includes guidance for further study and summary bibliographies that form the basis for independent work.

Ein anti-kapitalistisches Manifest


Author: Alex Callinicos
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783899650662
Category:
Page: 157
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Geographies of Globalisation

A Demanding World
Author: Clive Barnett,Jennifer Robinson,Gillian Rose
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781847874719
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
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Geographies of Globalization explores the geographies of proximity and distance that shape globalization, and considers the politics of responsibility that it brings. It examines globalization in terms of: o economy - patterns of trade, work and finance o politics - political institutions and the role of political campaigns o technology - how technologies are networking the world o migration - the dynamics of mobility. Including key readings, summary boxes, activities, and illustrative case-study material throughout, the book explains how the geographies of globalization - the ways in which things are brought closer together or kept apart - are critical to our understanding of how globalization works now, and how we respond to it.

Geographies of Violence

Killing Space, Killing Time
Author: Marcus A. Doel
Publisher: Sage Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781473937680
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
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A unique writing style, and comprehensive and international coverage of the history of violence, make this a thought-provoking read for human geographers

Timespace

Geographies of Temporality
Author: Jon May,Lecturer in Geography Jon May,Nigel Thrift
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134677855
Category: Science
Page: 336
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Timespace undermines the old certainties of time and space by arguing that these dimensions do not exist singly, but only as a hybrid process term. The issue of space has perhaps been over-emphasised and it is essential that processes of everyday existence, such as globalisation and environmental issues and also notions such as gender, race and ethnicity, are looked at with a balanced time-space analysis. The social and cultural consequences of this move are traced through a series of studies which deploy different perspectives - structural, phenomenological and even Buddhist - in order to make things meet up. The contributors provide an overview of the history of time and introduce the concepts of time and space together, across a range of disciplines. The themes discussed are of importance for cultural geography, sociology, anthropology, cultural and media studies, and psychology.

The British National Bibliography


Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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Cities, State and Globalisation

City-regional Governance in Europe and North America
Author: Tassilo Herrschel
Publisher: Regions and Cities
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 199
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This book investigates the ways in which city regions view themselves as single entities, how they are governed, what is meant by 'governance', why the question of city-regional governance matters, and the extent to which the balance between internal and external factors is important for finding governance solutions. Examples from North America and Europe are compared and contrasted to gain a better understanding of what matters 'on the ground' to people and policy makers when seeking answers to the challenges of a globalised, rapidly changing world. In order to analyse the conditions involved in making local decisions, the author looks at the impact of established policy-making practices, socio-economic patterns among the population, existing views of the 'local' and the 'regional' and their respective roles among the electorate and policy makers, and the scope for building city-regional governance under given statutory and fiscal provisions. The complex interaction of these factors is shown to produce place-specific forms and modi operandi for governing city regions as local-regional constructs. This book will be of interest to urban and regional policy makers and scholars working in the fields of economic geography and political geography.

New Zealand Geographical Society Conference Proceedings Series


Author: New Zealand Geographical Society. Conference
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geography
Page: N.A
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Politische geographie

oder, Die geographie der staaten, des verkehres und des krieges
Author: Friedrich Ratzel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geography
Page: 838
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Cities in Globalization

Practices, Policies and Theories
Author: Peter Taylor,Ben Derudder,Pieter Saey,Frank Witlox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134129815
Category: Architecture
Page: 352
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Despite traditionally being a strong research topic in urban studies, inter-city relations had become grossly neglected until recently, when it was placed back on the research agenda with the advent of studies of world/global cities. More recently the ‘external relations’ of cities have taken their place alongside ‘internal relations’ within cities to constitute the full nature of cities. This collection of essays on how and why cities are connecting to each other in a globalizing world provides evidence for a new city-centered geography that is emerging in the twenty-first century. Cities in Globalization covers four key themes beginning with the different ways of measuring a ‘world city network’, ranging from analyses of corporate structures to airline passenger flows. Second is the recent European advances in studying ‘urban systems’ which are compared to the Anglo-American city networks approach. These chapters add conceptual vigour to traditional themes and provide findings on European cities in globalization. Thirdly the political implications of these new geographies of flows are considered in a variety of contexts: the localism of city planning, specialist ‘political world cities’, and the ‘war on terror’. Finally, there are a series of chapters that critically review the state of our knowledge on contemporary relations between cities in globalization. Cities in Globalization provides an up-to-date assembly of leading American and European researchers reporting their ideas on the critical issue of how cities are faring in contemporary globalization and is highly illustrated throughout with over forty figures and tables.

Digital Turn?

Zum Einfluss digitaler Medien auf Wissensgenerierungsprozesse von Studierenden und Hochschullehrenden
Author: Markus F. Peschl,Brigitte Kossek
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3847000381
Category: Fiction
Page: 205
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Wie beeinflussen digitale Medien Erkenntnisprozesse? Lässt sich angesichts der Integration von digitalen Medien in den Hochschulalltag von einem digital turn sprechen? Wie können sie genutzt werden, um Lehr- bzw. Lernumgebungen zu schaffen, die kritisch, kreativ und innovativ Wissensgenerierungsprozesse sowie neue Denk- und Handlungsspielräume ermöglichen und unterstützen? Aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven werden in diesem Band auch die Potenziale und Grenzen von Social Media untersucht. Diese werden dabei im Zusammenhang mit der neoliberalen Logik und kommerziellen Dominanz von Unternehmen wie z. B. Google, Microsoft oder Facebook betrachtet. Ebenfalls analysiert werden in diesem Kontext die Protestbewegung der Studierenden an der Universität Wien 2009 und die Interventionen des digital vernetzten Kollektivs Anonymous. Die Untersuchungen verweisen auf die Entwicklung neuer Repräsentations- und Identifikationspraktiken, um Freiheit, Gerechtigkeit und Demokratie einzufordern.

Schlüsselbegriffe der Kultur- und Sozialgeographie


Author: Julia Lossau,Tim Freytag,Roland Lippuner
Publisher: UTB GmbH
ISBN: 9783825238988
Category: Science
Page: 279
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Differenziert, aber dennoch kompakt: Das international erfolgreiche "Key Concepts"-Lehrbuchmodell vermittelt Themeninhalte über ausgewählte Schlüsselbegriffe. Wer spricht eigentlich warum über Globalen Wandel? Vor welchen Herausforderungen stehen Nationalstaaten angesichts des wirtschaftlichen Strukturwandels? Wieso sind Volkszählungen nicht nur nützlich, sondern auch problematisch? Welche Chancen und welche Gefahren sind mit der Kartierung von Armutsquartieren in Städten verbunden, und was hat mein eigener Konsum mit globalen ökonomischen, ökologischen und sozialen Strukturen zu tun? Das sind nur einige der Fragen, die dieses Buch beantwortet und damit auch Studienanfängerinnen und anfängern Einblick in die zentralen Themenfelder der Kultur und Sozialgeographie gibt.