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1st Edition

Dilemmas of Regional and Local Development

Edited By

Jerzy Bański

ISBN 9781138359154
Published February 28, 2020 by Routledge
312 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Dilemmas of Regional and Local Development aims to identify, diagnose and evaluate various approaches towards regional and local socio-economic development.

Over the course of the book, authors from 12 countries and four continents come together to review experiences and solutions related to regional development in a range of different economic, social and political systems. The first part of the volume focuses on the fundamentals of planning regional and local development, particularly focusing on theoretical solutions and development policy concepts. The second part is more applied, looking at practical instruments and solutions for shaping the local economy, and analysing effective development policy.

This book will be of interest to economics, geography, politics, and planning scholars and researchers working on regional sciences and local development.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Development Concepts and Planning

  1. Redefining the Task of Regional Development in The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Some Australian Perspectives
  2. Tony Sorensen

  3. Dilemmas for Spatial Planning and Regional Development in Poland: A Review of the Concepts
  4. Jerzy Banski

  5. The Italian National Strategy for Inner Areas: A Place-Based Approach to Regional Development
  6. Giancarlo Cotella and Elisabetta Vitale Brovarone

  7. Geographic and Institution Matters in Achieving Sustainable Development in Indonesia
  8. Triarko Nurlambang

  9. Regional Development Policy and Practice in Ghana: Past, Present, and Future
  10. Benjamin Ofori-Amoah

  11. Measures of Regional Development on the Example of Poland
  12. Marcin Mazur and Damian Mazurek

    Part 2: Development Challenges and Opportunities

  13. Medium-Sized Spanish Inland Cities and Regional Development in the Iberian Peninsula: Challenges and Opportunities
  14. Carmen Vázquez-Varela and José M. Martínez-Navarro

  15. Challenges and Opportunities for Strengthening Local and Regional Economic Development (LRED) in Africa: A Spatial Perspective
  16. Peter Elias

  17. Does History Matter? Development Differences in Poland
  18. Pawel Churski, Barbara Konecka-Szydlowska, Tomasz Herodowicz and Robert Perdal

  19. Territorial Development in Romania: Regional Disparities
  20. Bianca Mitrica, Ines Grigorescu, Radu Sageata, Irena Mocanu and Monica Dumitra¿cu

  21. Pro-Poor Local Economic Development and the Demand for Economic Growth: A Case Study on the Lack of Inclusive Development in South Africa
  22. Ashley Gunter

  23. Staying Alive by Going Glocal: A Case Study of The Towel-Related Industry Balancing FDI and a Local Industrial Cluster in Shikoku, Japan
  24. Atsushi Taira

  25. Diagnosis of Demonetization and its Impact Assessment on Regional Development: An Indian Experience
  26. B. Srinagesh

  27. The Interface between Urbanization and Agriculture in the Urbanizing Arab Community in Israel: Baqa Al-Gharbiyye as a Case Study

Michael Sofer and Noaman Ganayem

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Jerzy Bański is a Professor and Director at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland.