Regional Analysis

Regional Analysis

Economic Systems

1st Edition - July 28, 1976

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  • Editor: Carol A. Smith
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483220253

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Regional Analysis, Volume I: Economic Systems explores the interconnectedness of economic and social systems as they exist and develop in territorial-environmental systems. This volume concentrates on developing and refining models of trade and urban evolution, emphasizing evolutionary models and relationship between economic and political subsystems in the developmental process. Topics include the regional approach to economic systems; trade, markets, and urban centers in developing regions; spatio-economic organization in complex regional systems; and economic consequences of regional system organization. This publication is valuable to social and regional scientists, geographers, economists, social anthropologists, archeologists, sociologists, and political scientists interested in the implications of rural-urban relations and regional settlement patterns.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Volume II

    Section A Introduction: The Regional Approach to Economic Systems

    Chapter 1 Regional Economic Systems: Linking Geographical Models and Socioeconomic Problems

    The Thunen Model of Land Use

    Central-Place Theory

    Urban Central-Place Patterns

    Rural Marketing Systems—Some Irregular Types

    The Origin and Evolution of Markets and Central-Place Systems

    Economic Development

    Summary and Conclusions


    Section B Trade, Markets, and Urban Centers in Developing Regions

    Chapter 2 Periodic Trade in Developing Areas without Markets


    Conditions for Mobile Retailing

    The Cost of a Good

    The Attractiveness of a Good

    A Model of Mobile Retailing

    Periodicity of Demand

    Mobile Retailing in the Demand Area of Fixed Stores

    Stages in the Development of Periodic Trading Systems

    The Demand for Goods

    The Supply of Traders



    Chapter 3 Contemporary Market Periodicity in Highland Ecuador

    Highland Ecuador

    Day-to-Day Variations in Market Activity

    Spatiotemporal Aspects of Market Periodicity



    Chapter 4 Periodic Markets and Urban Development in Southern Ghana

    Emergence of the Marketing System

    Contemporary Spatial and Functional Systems

    Emergence of the Urban System

    Administrative Parallels



    Chapter 5 The Role of Urban Food Needs in Regional Development, Puno, Peru

    The Region

    Supply, Demand, and Early Market Foundation

    The Pre-1940 Marketing Pattern

    Contemporary Patterns—A Market Hierarchy

    Effects of Market Evolution in One Subregion

    Summary and Conclusion


    Section C Spatioeconomic Organization in Complex Regional Systems

    Chapter 6 Specific Central-Place Models for an Evolving System of Market Towns on the Changhua Plain, Taiwan


    The Present

    The Past


    General Central-Place Models

    Specific Central-Place Models for Changhua



    Chapter 7 Dendritic Central-Place Systems and the Regional Organization of Navajo Trading Posts

    The Dendritic System Model: An Alternative to Central-Place Theory

    Dendritic System Types

    Applying the Dendritic System Model to the Navajo Region

    Concluding Remarks


    Chapter 8 Causes and Consequences of Central-Place Types in Western Guatemala

    The Problem

    The Model

    The Region and the Local Systems

    Grouping the Local Systems

    Testing The Models

    Conclusions about the Region

    Conclusions about Central-Place Theory



    Section D Economic Consequences of Regional System Organization

    Chapter 9 Some Economic Dimensions of Agricultural Marketing Research

    Farm Marketing in Tropical Africa

    The Areas of Study

    Conceptual Framework

    Effectiveness of the Methodologies

    General Implications


    Chapter 10 Mobility Strategies in Late Imperial China: A Regional Systems Analysis

    Central Places and Regional Systems

    Sojourning and Mobility

    Academic and Administrative Talent

    Entrepreneurial Talent

    Craft and Service Specializations

    Miscellaneous Specializations




Product details

  • No. of pages: 388
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1976
  • Published: July 28, 1976
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483220253

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