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.
- 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.
Chapter 18: Coda: The UK Economy in an Era of Globalisation
Coda: The UK Economy in an Era of Globalisation
- To draw together the major themes that emerge from the different aspects of the UK's economic development covered in this book
- To consider how key processes affecting the UK economy continue to produce uneven economic development
- To highlight the key challenges faced by policy makers in the next decade
The UK Economy: An Ongoing Story of Persistent Uneven Development
At the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century, the UK economy appears to have reached something of a crossroads. The financial crisis of the late noughties precipitated a recession that — as the International Monetory Fund (IMF) commented at the time — undoubtedly more seriously affected the ...