The economy and geography of the United Kingdom have undergone major changes. This book explores the relationship between the two and examines the ... Show synopsis The economy and geography of the United Kingdom have undergone major changes. This book explores the relationship between the two and examines the debates about modern geography in the making. Writing from a variety of viewpoints, the contributors examine the shift in the international division of labour, changes in the UK geography of manufacturing and services, and of work and labour organization. They also discuss the overall transition in the nature of uneven development and debate whether or not modern shifts mark a structural change. If so, how should it be explained? Is what we are facing a completely new, flexible, post-Fordist future, with an urban and regional geography to match, or are we at the point of upswing of the fifth Kondratiev long wave? The book addresses issues and debates which aim to be of interest to a number of social science disciplines, particularly geography, economics and sociology.