This is the first sustained discussion of methodological issues in economic geography in the last twenty years. It comprises an extended discussion of qualitative and ethnographic methods; an assessment of quantitative and numerical methods; an examination of post-structuralist and feminist methodologies; an overview of case-study approaches; and an inquiry into the relation between economic geography and other disciplines. With short, accessible, and engaging chapters, this is a critical assessment of qualitative and quantitative methods in economic geography.

Post-Socialism and the Politics of Knowledge Production

Post-Socialism and the Politics of Knowledge Production

Post-socialism and the politics of knowledge production
JohnPickles and AdrianSmith

For over forty years, communism, anti-communism, and the Cold War constituted the primary horizons within which social and economic life unfolded in the Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), and beyond. If the end of the nineteenth century had seen the arrival of industrial capital and a working class organized around socialist principles, the end of the twentieth century saw this geopolitical struggle undermine both the economic and ideological power of a state-led industrial socialist project. The collapse (like the advent) of soviet-style socialism was thus an event that transformed the political and economic landscapes of Europe, but one that also has had wider global ideological and theoretical effects. ...

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