Regional Analysis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126521016, 9781483220253

Regional Analysis

1st Edition

Economic Systems

Editors: Carol A. Smith
eBook ISBN: 9781483220253
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th July 1976
Page Count: 388
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Description

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

Preface

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

References

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

Chapter 2 Periodic Trade in Developing Areas without Markets

Introduction

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

Conclusion

References

Chapter 3 Contemporary Market Periodicity in Highland Ecuador

Highland Ecuador

Day-to-Day Variations in Market Activity

Spatiotemporal Aspects of Market Periodicity

Conclusions

References

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

Conclusions

References

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

References

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

Introduction

The Present

The Past

Explanations

General Central-Place Models

Specific Central-Place Models for Changhua

Conclusion

References

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

References

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

Appendix

References

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

References

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

Conclusions

References

Index

Details

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

About the Editor

Carol A. Smith