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Industrialization and Urbanization in Latin America

1st Edition

By Robert N Gwynne


272 pages

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Originally published in 1985, Industrialization and Urbanization in Latin America focuses on the process of industrialisation in Latin America. The book links together the distinctive process of industrialisation to wider issues of urban and regional development in Latin America. The book looks in detail at the process of industrialisation in Latin America and the spatial ramifications in Latin American industrialisation; it argues that industrial growth and its geographical distribution is a principal cause of increasing disparities in income between regions within Latin American countries. This book will appeal to academics working in the field of urbanization and geography.

Table of Contents


Part I: The Process of Industrialisation

1. Latin America in the World Economy

2. Industrial Policies

3. Industrial Structure and Technological Change

4. The Institutional Framework

Part II: Spatial Perspectives on Industrialisation

5. Regional Economic Integration

6. The Spatial Centralisation of Industry

7. Processes of Industrial Decentralisation

Part III: Industrialisation and Urbanisation

8. Historical Perspectives on Urbanisation

9. Industrialisation and Urbanisation

Part IV: Industrialisation and Regional Development

10. Theoretical Perspectives on Industrialisation and Regional Development

11. Industrialisation and Regional Development in Chile

12. Conclusion: The Importance of Industrial Growth



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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography