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 City and Finance: Changing Landscapes of Power

The City and Finance: Changing Landscapes of Power

The city and finance: Changing landscapes of power


  • To introduce and describe the dominant role of the City of London in the context of the UK economy
  • To explore how the City of London has reproduced this dominance and whether the 2007–09 economic downturn signals its decline
  • To examine the basis of the City of London's power and its contested nature

At the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century, the landscape of financial and economic power across the UK economy looked markedly different from that at the turn of the century. Back then, the business of banking, broking and insuring, fuelled by deregulation and the globalisation of capital flows, accounted for a growing proportion of the UK's wealth ...

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