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Economy and Society: Geographic Views on Restructuring and Social Mediation
Economy and society: Geographic views on restructuring and social mediation

Throughout the history of geography, there has been particular interest in the relationships between society and the economy. A basic reason for this is that the interactions between the social and economic worlds are all around us. The resulting socioeconomic patterns are very interesting subjects for human geographers and most important issues for policymakers. The aim of this chapter is to provide the reader a geographical framework and illustrated examples in which to better understand the future relationships between the economy and society.

The theme of social impacts of economic change runs through this subject. In the chapter, this theme is used to present examples of the ...

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