British Regional Development Since World War I
First published in 1981, British Regional Development Since World War I presents a comprehensive and balanced introduction to the problems of regional development in Britain. Since World War I it has been possible to talk of Britain as two nations, a prosperous South including the Midlands, and a poor North. Christopher Law examines the nature and causes of this division, including impact of industrial structure, London’s role as capital in the spatial economy, and the influence of better environments on development. This valuable study will be an essential read for anyone interested in any aspect of regional development and development studies in the last ninety years.
List of Figures List of Tables Preface 1. An Approach to Regional Development 2. The Development of the National System 3. The Outline of Regional Development 4. The Performance of Regional Economies 5. Regional Employment Changes in the Primary Sector 6. Regional Employment Changes in the Manufacturing Sector 7. Regional Employment Changes in the Service Sector 8. The Role of New, Existing and Foreign Firms in Regional Development 9. The Movement of Economic Activities 10. Location Factors in Regional Development 11. An Interpretation of Regional Development 12. The Future of Regional Development Appendix A Appendix B References Index