Geographia Polonica (1984) vol. 50

New processes in the world economy and their influence on contemporary spatial organization

Marcin Rościszewski

Geographia Polonica (1984) vol. 50, pp. 203-214 | Full text

Geographers are currently facing a task of launching intensive, basic researchinto the factors and processes which cause the development of a new worldorganization of socio-economic space. This space and its evolution are increasinglyinfluenced by the emergence and the rapid advancement of the world economyIt should be considered a new and lasting element of the historical sequenceof development in the second half of the 20th century, which will also be presentin the early 21st century. It can be assumed that it will greatly affect theconditions of the life of people and societies.

The present article is an attempt at defining some of these factors and processes.They seem to exert a major influence on the current transformations in theorganization of the global space.

Marcin Rościszewski, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, Twarda 51/55, 00‑818 Warszawa, Poland