1st Edition

Dilemmas of Regional and Local Development

Edited By Jerzy Bański Copyright 2020
    312 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    312 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


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