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The world has seen a shift in socio-economic relations, in the patterns and processes of industrialization and regional development. The social regulation of the economic order, flexible production organization and industrial district formation have brought periods, places and pathways to the heart of economic debate.
Pathways to Industrialization and Regional Development provides a platform from which to address a new economic order. All the major schools of thought are represented. Focussing upon the interactions between economic logic and political institutions at both the local and global levels, the authors set the agenda for the 1990s.
`This is an impressive book - not only for the quality of the writing and the importance of the writers who contribute and for the diversity of disciplines involved, but for the balance achieved within the volume … should provide a basis and touchstone for much important work in the 1990s.' - Urban Studies
`If asked on the well-known BBC radio programme in which a guest has both a choice of music and a key book to take to a desert island, I would give the collection of essays edited by Michael Storper and Allen J. Scott serious consideration as reading material. … This is an important volume … for its real sense of debate. … It has been a pleasure even to be an onlooker in reviewing the book and I would recommend it as key reading.' - Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
`Pathways represents one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date statements of current thinking on post-Fordism.' - Progress in Human Geography
Elmar Altvater, Free University of Berlin; Patrizio Bianchi, Universities of Udine and Bologna; Benjamin Coriat, University of Paris; Giovanni Dosi, University of Rome; Bernard Ganne, Maison Rhone-Alpes des Sciences de l'Homme, Lyon; Paul Hirst, University of London; Makoto Itoh, University of Tokyo; Bob Jessop, University of Lancaster; Daniele Leborgne, CEPREMAP, Paris; Alain Lipietz, CEPREMAP, Paris; Edward H. Lorenz, University of Notre Dame; Michael Piore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Claudine Romani, CEREQ, Paris