At the time this book was originally published in 1985 Italy was one of Europe’s leading industrial nations. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of Italian industry during the 1980s. It introduces Italy’s physical and human resources and outlines the historical development of the industry. It then examines the major sectors of Italian industry and then describes the different regions of the country and the striking differences between them are explored and discussed.
Part 1: Background to Industrial Development in Italy 1. Resources, Natural and Human 2. The Build-up of Industry in the North 3. Industrial Imperialism, War and Fascism 4. The Framework for Post-War Development Part 2: The Main Sectors of Italian Industry 5. Fuel, Power and Infrastructures 6. Textiles, Clothing and Footwear 7. The Metallurgical and Engineering Industries 8. Chemicals Part 3: Regional Patterns of Italian Industry 9. Northern Italy 10. Central Italy 11. Southern Italy
The books in this set, originally published between 1968 and 1992 introduce the reader to the many lines of thought in the literature on economic geography and tie these various aspects together within the concept of the economy. As well as providing a comprehensive overview of the Western European economy since the Second World War, and including specific studies and assessments of the Dutch and Italian economies, these volumes examine the economic factors that have shaped cities and patterns of urbanization.