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Key Concepts in Economic Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, this book provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in economic geography. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the book includes:

An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field; Over 20 key concept entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions, and evolutions of the subject; Extensive pedagogic features that enhance understanding including figures, diagrams, and further reading

An ideal companion text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in economic geography, the book presents the key concepts in the discipline, demonstrating their historical roots, and contemporary applications to fully understand the processes of economic change, regional growth and decline, globalization, and the changing locations of firms and industries. Written by an internationally recognized set of authors, the book is an essential addition to any geography student's library.

Sustainable Development
Sustainable development

The concept of sustainable development integrates ecological, social and economic concerns into a single developmental model that strives to ensure inter-generational equity with respect to material, social and environmental well-being. Although the concept has been widely critiqued, it has inspired economic geographers to more carefully and critically examine how economic activities affect environments at the local and global scale. Three perspectives on sustainability have marked economic geography's engagement with the concept: how industries can be made more sustainable; how communities can more effectively practice sustainable development; and how global climate change is increasing the socio-economic vulnerability of people and places throughout the world economy.

Origins and Fundamentals

The origins of sustainable development have been well documented by a number of scholars (e.g. Dresner, 2008; ...

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