Phases of Development of the Global Economy

Globalization is mostly a cumulative process based on changes in the modes of accumulation (how growth is generated) and their functional relations (how growth is structured). The capacity to produce (manufacturing) and distribute (transport) remain fundamental as vectors of economic development. Since the beginning of the Modern Era in the

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Chapter 1 – Transportation and Geography

Mobility has always been a fundamental component of the economic and social life of societies. Contemporary economic processes have been accompanied by a significant increase in mobility and higher levels of accessibility. A historical perspective on the evolution of transport systems underlines the impacts of technological innovations and how transportation improvements

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