This text offers the first systematic and comprehensive overview of the economic geography of the UK for two decades. With contributions by many of the leading academics in the field, it offers a powerful case for exploring the UK economy from a geographical perspective.

Key Features:

  • Investigates a single aspect of the UK economy within each chapter
  • Covers topics including: the uneven development of the UK, the city and finance, government spending, pensions, housing, manufacturing, business services, agriculture, retailing, energy, immigration, and labor market change
  • Demonstrates how the UK economy's fortunes are increasingly shaped by its links to the wider European and global economies

Written for students studying the economic development of the UK, the text offers a vibrant, easy-to-understand analysis of the current and future challenges that face the contemporary UK economy.

Introduction: The Shifting Geographies of the UK Economy?

Introduction: The Shifting Geographies of the UK Economy?

Introduction: The shifting geographies of the UK economy?
Neil M.Coe and AndrewJones


  • To introduce the economic context and intellectual rationale for the book
  • To profile the range of processes influencing the geography of the UK economy over the past two decades
  • To explain the structure, style and approach of the book

Twenty Years on: Re-Engaging with the Geography of the UK Economy

As the 1980s drew to a close, the UK faced what appeared at the time to be a sudden and unanticipated economic crisis. After a severe recession between 1979 and 1982, the British economy had staged a spectacular — if partial and uneven — decade of growth. With Greater London and its financial service sector at the forefront, the Thatcher government ...

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