Informalization: Process and Structure

Faruk Tabak, Michaeline A. Crichlow (editors)


The Johns Hopkins University Press

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 group of contributors to broaden the historical and geographical context for the study of informalization.