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Dilemmas of Regional and Local Development

1st Edition

Edited by Jerzy Bański


304 pages | 28 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138359154
pub: 2020-03-05
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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 twelve countries and fourcontinents 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 Bański

  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. Paweł Churski, Barbara Konecka-Szydłowska, Tomasz Herodowicz and Robert Perdał

  19. Territorial Development in Romania: Regional Disparities
  20. Bianca Mitrică, Ines Grigorescu, Radu Săgeată, Irena Mocanu and Monica Dumitrașcu

  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

About the Editor

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

About the Series

Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

The series features innovative and original research at the regional and global scale. Its scope extends to scholarly works that take an interdisciplinary and comparative approach.

In terms of theory and method, rather than basing itself on any one orthodoxy, the series draws broadly on the tool kit of the social sciences in general, emphasizing comparison, the analysis of the structure and processes, and the application of qualitative and quantitative methods.

The series welcomes submissions from established authors in the field as well as from junior authors. To submit proposals, please contact the Development Studies Editor, Helena Hurd ([email protected]).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Regional Planning
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies