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Global Restructuring and Territorial Development

by Henderson J and Castells M SAGE Publications Ltd
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The economic crises of the 1970s and 1980s have resulted in global restructuring, with the investment of capital on a global basis being the most significant phenomenon of this process.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.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.This book makes an important contribution to our understanding of the processes of global restructuring and their consequences for urban and regional development.

INTRODUCTION Techno-Economic Restructuring, Socio-Political Processes and Spatial Transformation - Manuel Castells and Jeffrey Henderson A Global Perspective CAPITAL, LABOUR AND THE DYNAMICS OF GLOBAL RESTRUCTURING Global Factory and Company Town - Richard Child Hill The Changing Division of Labour in the International Automobile Industry US-Japanese Competition and the Worldwide Restructuring of the Electronics Industry - Dieter Ernst A European View Issues of Core and Periphery - Saskia Sassen-Koob Labour Migration and Global Restructuring Policing the Frontiers - Robin Cohen The State and the Migrant in the International Division of Labour Women Electronics Workers in Southeast Asia - Vivian Lin The Emergence of a Working Class REGIONAL CONSEQUENCES OF GLOBAL RESTRUCTURING Exploring the Spatial Effects of the Internationalization of the Mexican Economy - Manuel Perlo Cohen Social Forces, the State and the International Division of Labour - Kamal Salih and Mei Ling Young The Case of Malaysia THE URBAN DIMENSION OF GLOBAL RESTRUCTURING The Fixers - Nigel Thrift The Urban Geography of International Commercial Capital Global Capital Restructuring and Local Political Crises in the US Cities - Michael Peter Smith

`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