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And Watts, M. 1–17, 21–28. A stimulating introduction to the relationships between geography as a discipline and the issue of globalization. Outlines the rise of globalization as a key topic of interest, discusses the uneven geography of globalization and highlights recent political debates about the nature of globalization. Watts, M. , Crang, P. and Goodwin, M. 527–46. A review of the commodity as a key topic of interest to geographers. Highlights the economic importance of the commodity within capitalism and the role of commodities in linking production in different places by means of commodity chains and networks.

The articles by the geographers Ian Cook and Luke Desforges are particularly recommended along with ‘banana wars’, ‘banana lives’ and ‘unfair trade’. QXP 23/3/07 11:16 Page 21 Chapter 2 From commercial geography to the ‘cultural turn’? Approaches to economic geography Topics covered in this chapter ➤ The development of economic geography as an academic discipline. ➤ The main approaches adopted by economic geographers, covering: ● traditional approaches, specifically commercial geography and regional geography; ● spatial analysis, emphasizing scientific methods and quantitative modelling; ● Marxist political economy; ● cultural and institutional perspectives.

As a number of commentators have noted, the success of the Italian districts is deeply rooted in local culture. The strongly communitarian political cultures of central and north-eastern Italy (socialist in Tuscany and EmiliaRomagna, Catholic in Veneto) provided a basis for inter-firm collaboration with the communist and socialist parties in Emilia-Romagna, for example, having a strong influence over the trade unions, craft associations and cooperatives of small entrepreneurs. Local authorities offered business premises and a range of services to small firms from the 1970s, while a dense network of labour unions, industry associations and chambers of commerce developed a sophisticated reservoir of knowledge, skills and resources for the use of members.

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