The Capitalist Space Economy: Geographical Analysis After Ricardo, Marx and Sraffa

1st Edition

Eric Sheppard, Trevor Barnes

Routledge
Published February 28, 2017
Reference - 342 Pages
ISBN 9781138814110 - CAT# Y171420
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Economic Geography

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Summary

Representing an innovative approach to the analysis of the economic geography of capitalism, this stimulating book develops an analytical political economic framework. Part 1 provides an introductory overvi9ew fo some of the fundamental debates about price, profits and value in economics which underlie the analytical political economy approach. Part 2 analyzes the special role of space and transportation in commodity production and the spatial organization of the economy that this implies. Parts 3 and 4 examine the conflicting goals and actions of different social clases and individuals and how these are complicated by space, concluding with a detailed analysis of capitalists’ strategiesas they cope with uncertainty and disequilibrium.

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