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Regional Development Theories and Their Application : Regional Development Theories and Their Application - Benjamin Higgins

Regional Development Theories and Their Application

Regional Development Theories and Their Application

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Throughout the world today former nation-states, as disparate as Yugoslavia, Somalia, and Canada, have either disintegrated or threaten to splinter into regions. The conflicts are economic, social, ethnic, linguistic, religious, political, and cultural. Higgins and Savoie analyze the reasons for these conflicts and show why attempts to eliminate regional disparities within nations have been largely unsuccessful. This volume is a highly readable, comprehensive survey of the literature and current debates in the fields of regional economics, development, policy, and planning.

-Donald Savoie has joined with Benjamin Higgins, the indefatigable analyst of international regional development, to offer a comprehensible and truly comprehensive panorama of regional development theories and their application throughout the world. Their study is apt to become a standard work of reference for anyone who wants to understand issues of theory and application in regional development in a comparative and Canadian perspective.---Filippo Sabetti, Recensions -Benjamin Higgins and Donald Savoie's encyclopedic study of the evolution and application of regional development theory is a 'must read' for those interested in acquiring a quick and concise understanding of the field.- --Nohad A. Toulan, Journal of the American Planning Association -The informed perspective of those experienced authors to the inadequacies of both markets and bureaucracies should be useful to advanced students of development, planners, and those seeking some restructuring of political space.---Laurellen Porter, Perspectives on Political Science -Benjamin H. Higgins is one of the legendary giants in the field of international regional development... No one in the field today can speak to the issues of theory and application in regional development with the authority, scholarship, and practical experience of a Benjamin Higgins.---Kingsley E. Haynes, University Professor/Eminent Scholar, Director of the Institute of Public Policy, George Mason University "Donald Savoie has joined with Benjamin Higgins, the indefatigable analyst of international regional development, to offer a comprehensible and truly comprehensive panorama of regional development theories and their application throughout the world. Their study is apt to become a standard work of reference for anyone who wants to understand issues of theory and application in regional development in a comparative and Canadian perspective."--Filippo Sabetti, Recensions "Benjamin Higgins and Donald Savoie's encyclopedic study of the evolution and application of regional development theory is a 'must read' for those interested in acquiring a quick and concise understanding of the field." --Nohad A. Toulan, Journal of the American Planning Association "The informed perspective of those experienced authors to the inadequacies of both markets and bureaucracies should be useful to advanced students of development, planners, and those seeking some restructuring of political space."--Laurellen Porter, Perspectives on Political Science "Benjamin H. Higgins is one of the legendary giants in the field of international regional development... No one in the field today can speak to the issues of theory and application in regional development with the authority, scholarship, and practical experience of a Benjamin Higgins."--Kingsley E. Haynes, University Professor/Eminent Scholar, Director of the Institute of Public Policy, George Mason University "Donald Savoie has joined with Benjamin Higgins, the indefatigable analyst of international regional development, to offer a comprehensible and truly comprehensive panorama of regional development theories and their application throughout the world. Their study is apt to become a standard work of reference for anyone who wants to understand issues of theory and application in regional development in a comparative and Canadian perspective."--Filippo Sabetti, Recensions "Benjamin Higgins and Donald Savoie's encyclopedic study of the evolution and application of regional development theory is a 'must read' for those interested in acquiring a quick and concise understanding of the field." --Nohad A. Toulan, Journal of the American Planning Association "The informed perspective of those experienced authors to the inadequacies of both markets and bureaucracies should be useful to advanced students of development, planners, and those seeking some restructuring of political space."--Laurellen Porter, Perspectives on Political Science "Benjamin H. Higgins is one of the legendary giants in the field of international regional development... No one in the field today can speak to the issues of theory and application in regional development with the authority, scholarship, and practical experience of a Benjamin Higgins."--Kingsley E. Haynes, University Professor/Eminent Scholar, Director of the Institute of Public Policy, George Mason University

Preface
Theory
Geography, Culture, and Regional Developmentp. 19
Entrepreneurship and Regional Developmentp. 33
Interregional and International Tradep. 55
Circular and Cumulative Causationp. 73
Growth Poles and Central Placesp. 89
Location Theoryp. 115
Bi-Modal Production and Regional Dualismp. 123
Dependency and Uneven Developmentp. 131
Regional Sciencep. 149
Recent Literature on Regional Development Theoryp. 167
Policy, Planning, and Programs
The United States I: The TVAp. 187
The United States II: The EDA and the Appalachian Regional Commissionp. 205
The United States III: The Austin Projectp. 229
Great Britain and the European Communityp. 253
Canadap. 271
Regional Development in Australiap. 289
Regional Development in Developing Countriesp. 335
Regional Development in Least Developed Countriesp. 357
Looking Back - Looking Ahead
Lessons Learnedp. 383
Towards a New Political Economy of Regional Developmentp. 395
Name Indexp. 409
Subject Indexp. 413
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ISBN: 9780765804204
ISBN-10: 0765804204
Series: Regional Development Theories and Their Application
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 31st October 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Type: New edition