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Regions and the World Economy: The Coming Shape of Global Production, Competition, and Political Order

Allen J. Scott


As we enter the twenty-first century, one of the dramatic shifts in the world system is the increasing openness and interpenetration of national economies and sovereign states. This shift is associated on the one hand with the beginnings of a progressive transfer of certain economic and political functions upward to the pluri-national and global levels; and on the other hand with a countervailing trend to the reinforcement of economic and political life at the sub national, regional level. This book is a wide-ranging exploration of the economic logic and political meaning of these developments ... More

Keywords: interpenetration, national economies, sovereign states, economic and political functions, pluri-national, reconceptualisation, economic geography, globalisation, competitive advantage, political mobilisation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198296584
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296584.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allen J. Scott, author
University of California, Los Angeles