Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Informalization: Process and Structure

by Tabak, Faruk E Crichlow, Michaeline A.

  • ISBN: 9780801864520
  • ISBN10: 0801864526

Informalization: Process and Structure

by Tabak, Faruk E Crichlow, Michaeline A.

  • List Price: $47.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publish date: 12/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780801864520
  • ISBN10: 0801864526
Currently Unavailable
Description: Since the 1970s, the rapid and unexpected growth of the informal economy in the core zones of the world economy -- the United States in particular -- has been the focus of much scholarly investigation. To examine the social and spatial pervasiveness of this world-historical process usually associated with the third world, Faruk Tabak and Michaeline A. Crichlow bring together a distinguished group of contributors to broaden the historical and geographical context for the study of informalization.

Demonstrating the cyclical patterns of expansion and contraction through which the informal economy has developed, the authors trace the history of the informal economy within and against that of capitalism, from the fourteenth century to the twentieth. They look at the present global situation of the informal economy, inside and outside the order established by American hegemony. They examine the factors -- at both the state and grassroots levels -- to determine its likely trajectory in the near future. And they revisit the relationship between capitalism and informalization, questioning the usefulness of the concept of informality itself.

Expand description
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).