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Global Regionalization

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Global Regionalization

Core Peripheral Trends

9781843769057 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by H.S. Geyer, Director, Centre for Regional and Urban Innovation and Statistical Exploration (CRUISE), Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Publication Date: 2006 ISBN: 978 1 84376 905 7 Extent: 328 pp
Global Regionalization examines the astonishing political and economic changes that have completely reshaped the political geography of certain regions during the past fifteen years. It deals with the concept of global bloc formation, examining the impacts that changing political-economic conditions and relationships in and between nations have on demographic and economic flows.

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Global Regionalization examines the astonishing political and economic changes that have completely reshaped the political geography of certain regions during the past fifteen years. It deals with the concept of global bloc formation, examining the impacts that changing political-economic conditions and relationships in and between nations have on demographic and economic flows.

The contributors examine areas including; the Central European states which previously belonged to the Soviet block and now form part of an extended Europe; the growing affinities amongst Muslims worldwide but most especially in the Middle East, North Africa and the former South Central Soviet region. The book argues that as former adversaries in Central Asia are beginning to find ways of forging new ties, India may eventually emerge as a core state in the new emerging region. At the same time China is increasingly gaining momentum amidst other fast growing economies in the Pacific Rim, gradually moving the point of gravity in the region westwards.

The book will be of interest to economists, geographers, planners and regional scientists because it explains the latest trends in global and regional industrial development. It will also appeal to sociologists and political scientists as it examines why global and regional core peripheral differentials keep on widening.
Contributors
Contributors: A.G. Aguilar, C.-H.C. Bae, L.S. Bourne, K.M. Chan, H.S. Geyer, P. Gordon, Y. Gradus, B. Graizbord, E. Heikkilä, C.J. Henrie, B. Lee, O.P. Mathur, D. Mookherjee, P. Nijkamp, D. Plane, B.A. Portnov, H.W. Richardson, R. Shechter, J. Simmons, I. Traistaru, I.J. van der Merwe, S. Yousfi
Contents
Contents:

Preface
PART I: TRENDS IN GLOBALIZATION
1. Introduction: The Changing Global Economic Landscape
H.S. Geyer

PART II: GLOBAL CORE REGIONS
2. North America: A Region of Core Peripheral Extremes
H.W. Richardson, L.S. Bourne, P. Gordon, C.J. Henrie, D. Plane, J. Simmons and B. Lee

3. Extended Europe: Patterns of Agglomeration, Migration and Economic Performance Differentials
E. Heikkilä, P. Nijkamp, I. Traistaru and S. Yousfi

4. The Extended Pacific Rim: An Awakening Giant
C.-H.C. Bae and K.M. Chan

PART III: THE GLOBAL PERIPHERY
5. Middle East and North Africa: Intraregional Fragmentation and Clustering
B.A. Portnov, R. Shechter and Y. Gradus

6. Sub-Saharan Africa: A Region Economically Delayed
H.S. Geyer and I.J. van der Merwe

7. Latin America: A Region of Shared Loyalties and Persistent Dependencies
A.G. Aguilar and B. Graizbord

8. Central Asia: India, the Centre of an Emerging Region?
O.P. Mathur and D. Mookherjee

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