Evolutionary economic geography, institutions and political economy

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In this response to MacKinnon et al. (2009), I argue that the theoretical development of evolutionary economic geographies is necessary in order to evaluate its unique contribution to an understanding of the uneven development of the space economy; that the distinction between evolutionary and institutional economic geographies is overdrawn; that the neglect of class, power, and the state reflect empirical rather than theoretical shortcomings of the evolutionary approach; and that there is significant potential overlap between evolutionary and political economy approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159 - 165
JournalEconomic Geography
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 507026 Economic geography

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