1st Edition

Politics and Method (Routledge Revivals)
Contrasting Studies in Industrial Geography




ISBN 9780415560122
Published February 11, 2010 by Routledge
214 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1985, explores the connections in academic research between theoretical positions, political perspectives and policy prescriptions. Five different groups of authors, who have written broadly in the fields of industrial and social geography, discuss this relationship and illustrate it with recent work. Around their contributions, the editors have constructed a book that is both a guide to the research debate for students at all levels and a handbook, with notes and questions, for those about to undertake their own research projects.

Though designed primarily for use on undergraduate geography, urban studies and applied economics courses, its broad debate on research method is important for all professional and postgraduate researchers in the social sciences.

 

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The debate  Doreen Massey and Richard Meegan  2. Recession and restructuring in the North-West region, 1974-82: the implications of recent events  Peter Lloyd and John Shutt  3.An approach to the analysis of redundancies in the UK (post- 1976): some methodological problems and policy implications  Alan Townsend and Francis Peck  4.Ideology and methods in industrial location research  Stephen Fothergill and Graham Gudgin  5.Profits and job loss  Doreen Massey and Richard Meegan  6. A modern industry in a declining region: Links between method, theory and policy  Andrew Sayer and Kevin Morgan  7. Doing research  Doreen Massey and Richard Meegan

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