Allen & Massey, "The economy in question - Restructuring Britain": book review
Book review about The economy in question - Restructuring Britain written in 1988 by John Allen and Doreen Massey.
[...] The correlation between the decrease in industrial employment and the increase in national production and sales implies an increase in productivity. This book explains the economic phenomena in the UK; it analyzes the shifts and transformation in international level and compares the British evolution of the economy with other countries. On the other hand it explains different theories and movements that try to interpret the economic situation of the country. Even if the book expounds only the economic transformation in the past, it tries to predict the economic future of the UK. [...]
[...] In fact the stagnation of the manufacturing in the UK has not been seen in other developed economies. This manufacturing decline will transform the British economy in a pos industrial country and it is a normal evolution. The book also presents the notion of fordism and the crisis of mass production, this also is a normal phenomenon known in industrial countries. In fact in the early 1970s the rate of growth and profits suddenly went into decline. This slowdown in the economy was caused by the revolt of the New Left against the disciplines of the assembly-lines. [...]
[...] The Economy in Question- Restructuring Britain The book is part of a series on the changes which had influenced the social, political and geographical structure of the United Kingdom. It analyzes the structure of the economy, production and work, the other two books deal with social structure and culture, politics and the role of the state. The most important idea is that the place of the United Kingdom in the international level has changed; its role in the international economic order has shifted. [...]