1st Edition

Local and Regional Development

ISBN 9781138775671
Published June 30, 2015 by Routledge
1622 Pages

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Book Description

Geographers (and other social scientists) working in local and regional development ultimately seek to understand how—and to what extent—local and regional policy can positively affect economic growth and progress. This area of research and study throws up difficult and challenging questions, such as: what are the sources of regional development? And how do we account for the uneven development of regions, an apparent feature of geographical development in general, and one which seems to be reinforced by globalization?

This new four-volume collection from Routledge meets the need for a comprehensive reference work to allow users to make better sense of the voluminous scholarly and practical literature on these and other issues. Indeed, the sheer scale of the research output—and the breadth of the field—makes this title especially welcome.

Local and Regional Development has been assembled by the same editorial team behind Routledge’s award-winning Handbook of Local and Regional Development (2010) (978-0-415-54831-1). The collection is fully indexed and has a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, which places the material in its intellectual context. It is an essential work of reference and is destined to be valued by scholars, advanced students, and policy-makers as a vital one-stop research resource.

Table of Contents

Volume I


A. Pike, A. Rodríguez-Pose, and J. Tomaney, ‘Local and Regional Development in Retrospect and Prospect’.

Section I: Local and Regional Development in a Global Context

1. A. Amin and N. Thrift, ‘Living in the Global’, in Amin and Thrift (eds.), Globalisation, Institutions and Regional Development in Europe (Oxford University Press, 1994).

2. A. J. Scott and M. Storper, ‘Regions, Globalization, Development’, Regional Studies, 2003, 37, 579–93.

Section II: Defining the Principles and Values of Local and Regional Development

3. D. Seers, ‘The Meaning of Development’, International Development Review, 1969, 11, 4, 3–4, 2–6.

4. D. Perrons and R. Dunford, ‘Regional Development, Equality and Gender: Moving Towards More Inclusive and Socially Sustainable Measures’, Economic and Industrial Democracy, 2013, 34, 3, 483–99.

5. A. J. Scott and G. Garofoli, ‘The Regional Question in Economic Development’, in A. J. Scott and G. Garofoli (eds.), Development on the Ground: Clusters, Networks and Regions in Emerging Economies (Routledge, 2007), pp. 3–22.

6. K. Morgan, ‘Sustainable Regions: Governance, Innovation and Scale’, European Planning Studies, 2004, 12, 6, 871–89.

7. W. J. Coffey and M. Polèse, ‘Local Development: Conceptual Bases and Policy Implications’, Regional Studies, 1985, 19, 85–93.

Section III: Frameworks of Understanding: Concepts and Theories of Local and Regional Development

8. G. Myrdal, ‘The Drift Towards Regional Economic Inequalities in a Country’, Economic Theory and Underdeveloped Regions (Duckworth, 1957).

9. Francois Perroux, ‘Economic Space: Theory and Applications’, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1950, 64, 1, 89–104.

10. A. O. Hirschman, ‘Balanced Growth: A Critique’ and ‘Unbalanced Growth’, in A. O. Hirschman, The Strategy for Economic Development (Yale University Press, 1958).

11. M. Castells and P. Hall, ‘Technopoles: Mines and Foundries of the Informational Economy’, Technopoles of the World: The Making of 21st-Century Industrial Complexes (Routledge, 1994), pp. 1–10.

12. Doreen Massey, ‘In What Sense a Regional Problem?’, Regional Studies, 1979, 13, 2, 233–43.

13. P. Cooke, M. Gomez Uranga, and G. Etxebarria, ‘Regional Innovation Systems: Institutional and Organisational Dimensions’, Research Policy, 1997, 26, 4–5, 475–91.

14. K. Morgan, ‘The Learning Region: Institutions, Innovation and Regional Renewal’, Regional Studies, 1997, 31, 491–503.


15. H. Bathelt, A. Malmberg, and P. Maskell, ‘Clusters and Knowledge: Local Buzz, Global Pipelines and the Process of Knowledge Creation’, Progress in Human Geography, 2004, 28, 31–56.

16. Michael J. Piore and Charles F. Sabel, ‘Possibilities for Prosperity: International Keynesianism and Flexible Specialization’, in M. J. Piore and C. F. Sabel, The Second Industrial Divide (Basic Books, 1984), pp. 251–80.

17. G. Becattini, ‘The Marshallian Industrial District as a Socio-Economic Concept’, in F. Pyke, G. Becattini, and W. Sengenberger (eds.), Industrial Districts and Inter-firm Cooperation in Italy (International Institute for Labour Studies, Geneva, 1990), pp. 37–51.

18. A. Saxenian, ‘Local Industrial Systems’, Regional Advantage: Culture and Competition in Silicon Valley and Route 128 (Harvard University Press, 1994), pp. 1–10.

19. P. Cooke and K. Morgan, ‘The Region as a Nexus of Learning Processes’, The Associational Economy: Firms, Regions, and Innovation (Oxford University Press, 1998).

20. Michael Storper, ‘The Resurgence of Regional Economies, Ten Years Later: The Region as a Nexus of Untraded Interdependencies’, European Urban and Regional Studies, 1995, 2, 3, 191–221.

21. R. A. Boschma, ‘Proximity and Innovation: A Critical Assessment’, Regional Studies, 2005, 39, 1, 61–74.

22. F. Moulaert and F. Sekia, ‘Territorial Innovation Models: A Critical Survey’, Regional Studies, 2003, 37, 289–302.

23. G. Grabher, ‘The Weakness of Strong Ties: The Lock-in of Regional Development in the Ruhr Area’, in Grabher (ed.), The Embedded Firm: On the Socio-economics of Inter-firm Relations (Routledge, 1993), pp. 255–78.

24. C. Triglia, ‘Social Capital and Local Development’, European Journal of Social Theory, 2001, 4, 4, 427–42.

25. P. O’Neill and S. Whatmore, ‘The Business of Place: Networks of Property, Partnership and Produce’, Geoforum, 2000, 31, 121–36.

26. M. Storper and A. Venables, ‘Buzz: Face-to-Face Contact and the Urban Economy’, Journal of Economic Geography, 2004, 4, 4, 351–70.

27. E. L. Glaeser, H. D. Kallal, J. A. Scheinkman, and A. Shleifer, ‘Growth in Cities’, Journal of Political Economy, Dec. 1992.

28. R. Florida, ‘The Creative Economy’, The Rise of the Creative Class: And How it is Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life (Basic Books, 2002).

29. J. Peck, ‘Struggling with the Creative Class’, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 2005, 29, 740–70.

30. R. Hudson and P. Weaver, ‘In Search of Employment Creation Via Environmental Valorization: Exploring a Possible Eco-Keynesian Future for Europe’, Environment and Planning A, 1997, 29, 1647–61.

31. J. K. Gibson-Graham, ‘Diverse Economies: Performative Practices for "Other Worlds"’, Progress in Human Geography, 2008, 32, 5, 613–32.


Section IV: Government and Governance

32. A. Amin, ‘An Institutionalist Perspective on Regional Economic Development’, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 1999, 23, 365–78.

33. M. Gertler, ‘Rules of the Game: The Place of Institutions in Regional Economic Change’, Regional Studies, 2010, 44, 1, 1–15.

34. D. Harvey, ‘From Managerialism to Entrepreneurialism: The Transformation in Urban Governance in Late Capitalism’, Geografiska Annaler B, 1989, 71, 1, 3–18.

35. B. Jessop, ‘Towards a Schumpeterian Workfare State? Preliminary Remarks on Post-Fordist Political Economy’, Studies in Political Economy, 1993, 40, 7–39.

36. J. Lovering, ‘Theory Led by Policy: The Inadequacies of the "New Regionalism" (Illustrated from the Case of Wales)’, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 1999, 23, 379–95.

37. A. Rodríguez-Pose and N. Gill, ‘Is There a Global Link Between Regional Disparities and Devolution?’, Environment and Planning A, 2004, 36, 12, 2097–117.

38. S. Christopherson, ‘Why Do National Labour Market Practices Continue to Diverge in the Global Economy? The "Missing Link" of Investment Rules’, Economic Geography, 2002, 78, 1, 1–20.

39. J. Peck and N. Theodore, ‘Variegated Capitalism’, Progress in Human Geography, 2007, 31, 6, 731–72.

40. C. Hadjimichalis, ‘Non-economic Factors in Economic Geography and in "New Regionalism": A Sympathetic Critique’, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 2006, 30, 690–704.

41. R. Walker, ‘California Rages Against the Dying of the Light’, New Left Review, 1995, 209, 42–74.


Section V: Local and Regional Development Policy and Practice

42. A. Glasmeier, ‘Economic Geography in Practice: Local Economic Development Policy’, in G. Clark, M. Feldman, and M. Gertler (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography (Oxford University Press, 2000).

43. N. Kaldor, ‘The Case for Regional Policies’, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 1970, 17, 3, 337–48.

44. D. Puga, ‘European Regional Policies in Light of Recent Location Theories’, Journal of Economic Geography, 2002, 2, 373–406.

45. W. B. Stöhr, ‘Development from Below: The Bottom-up and Periphery Inward Development Paradigm’, in Stöhr and D. R. Taylor (eds.), Development from Above or Below? (J. Wiley and Sons, 1981), pp. 39–72.

46. M. Porter, ‘Competitive Advantage, Agglomeration Economies and Regional Policy’, International Regional Science Review, 1996, 19, 85–94.

47. R. Martin and P. Sunley, ‘Deconstructing Clusters: Chaotic Concept or Policy Panacea?’, Journal of Economic Geography, 2003, 3, 1, 5–35.

48. A. Markusen, ‘Sticky Places in Slippery Space: A Typology of Industrial Districts’, Economic Geography, 1996, 72, 2, 294–314.

49. A. Vázquez-Barquero, ‘Globalization and Endogenous Development’, Endogenous Development: Networking, Innovation, Institution and Cities (Routledge, 2002), pp. 1–18.

50. J. R. Firn, ‘External Control and Regional Development: The Case of Scotland’, Environment and Planning A, 1975, 7, 393–414.

51. I. Turok, ‘Inward Investment and Local Linkages: How Deeply Embedded is "Silicon Glen"?’, Regional Studies, 1993, 27, 401–17.

52. N. M. Coe, M. Hess, H. W. C. Yeung, P. Dicken, and J. Henderson, ‘"Globalizing" Regional Development: A Global Production Networks Perspective’, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 2004, 29, 468–84.

53. G. Bristow, ‘Everyone’s a "Winner": Problematising the Discourse of Regional Competitiveness’, Journal of Economic Geography, 2005, 5, 3, 285–304.

54. F. Barca, P. McCann, and A. Rodríguez-Pose, ‘The Case for Regional Development Intervention: Place-based Versus Place-neutral Approaches’, Journal of Regional Science, 2012, 52, 1, 134–52.

Section VI: Local and Regional Development in International Context

55. C. Cindy Fan, ‘Uneven Development and Beyond: Regional Development Theory in Post-Mao China’, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 1997, 21, 4, 620–39.

56. H. W. Yeung, ‘Regional Development and the Competitive Dynamics of Global Production Networks: An East Asian perspective’, Regional Studies, 2009, 43, 3, 325–51.

57. C. Rogerson and J. Rogerson, ‘Local Economic Development in Africa: Global Context and Research Directions’, Development Southern Africa, 2010, 27, 4, 465–80.

58. E. Giuliani, C. Pietrobelli, and R. Rabellotti, ‘Upgrading in Global Value Chains: Lessons from Latin American Clusters’, World Development, 2005, 33, 4, 549–73.

59. E. Blakely and N. Green Leigh, ‘The Enduring Argument for Local Economic Development Planning’, Planning Local Economic Development: Theory and Practice, 5th edn. (Sage, 2012), pp. 1–31.

60. M. Dunford, ‘Regional Disparities in the European Community: Evidence from the REGIO Databank’, Regional Studies, 1993, 27, 8, 727–43.

Section VII: Conclusions and Futures

61. A. Markusen, ‘Fuzzy Concepts, Scanty Evidence and Policy Distance: The Case for Rigour and Policy Relevance in Critical Regional Studies’, Regional Studies, 1999, 33 869–84.

62. M. Storper, ‘Should Places Help One Another? Justice, Efficiency and Economic Geography’, European Urban and Regional Studies, 2011, 18, 1, 3–21.

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