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Economic geography, politics, and policy

Rickard, Stephanie J. ORCID: 0000-0001-7886-9513 (2020) Economic geography, politics, and policy. Annual Review of Political Science, 23. 187 - 202. ISSN 1094-2939

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Identification Number: 10.1146/annurev-polisci-050718-033649


Globalization has reduced the importance of distance between countries. Yet, within countries, geography matters now more than ever. Economic activities, including production and employment, occur unevenly across space within countries, and globalization consequently impacts various regions differently. Some areas benefit from international economic integration while others lose, and as a result, economic geography shapes citizens’ experience of globalization. Economic geography also influences governments’ responses to globalization and economic shocks. Economic geography consequently merits the attention of political scientists. By examining economic geography, researchers will find new traction on long-standing theoretical debates and valuable insights on recent developments, including the growing backlash against globalization. The challenges of studying economic geography include causal complexity and measurement issues.

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Additional Information: © 2020 by Annual Reviews
Divisions: Government
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2020 13:42
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2024 17:06

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