Class, Politics and the Geography of Employment
A major change is under way in the geography of industry and employment in the United Kingdom. A number of things are going on at once: the continued reproduction of the old form of the regional problem with the seemingly endless decline of employment in sectors such as coalmining; the new, and presently accelerating, collapse of manufacturing employment — a result of both the slowdown of the international economy and Britain’s declining manufacturing role within it; and the increasing importance within the national geography of different kinds of spatial structures. All in all, a new spatial division of labour is in the making.
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