Regions: Critical Essays in Human Geography

1st Edition

J. Nicholas Entrikin

Routledge
Published November 14, 2008
Reference - 636 Pages
ISBN 9780754626923 - CAT# Y235712
Series: Contemporary Foundations of Space and Place

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Summary

This volume gathers a collection of the most seminal essays written by leading experts in the field, which identify or signal many of the changing directions of regional research in geography during the past fifty years. Various forms of 'new regionalism' or 'new regional geography' have emerged over the last several decades, especially in political and economic geography, but in general the region has been a concept in declining use. Despite this, the region has gained new currency in sub-areas of political and economic geography and a so-called 'new regionalism' has emerged in studies of the changing nature of the nation-state in a globalizing economy. Taken together, the essays in this volume provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of academic developments in this area of geographical research.

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