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.

The UK Economy and the Transformation of East Central Europe

The UK Economy and the Transformation of East Central Europe

The UK economy and the transformation of East Central Europe


  • To explore the remaking of the UK economy in the context of post-socialist transformations in Europe
  • To document the connections between the UK economy and the economies of East Central Europe
  • To highlight ways in which the UK's cities and regions have been transformed by 20 years of post-socialism
  • To consider how post-socialism transforms our understanding of the geography of the UK economy.

We are all Post-Socialist Now!

On 28 April 2009, just days before the fifth anniversary of Poland's accession to the European Union and some 20 years after the end of communism, Britain's Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, was ridiculed for receiving ‘a humiliating lecture on economic competence by the ...

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