Originally published in 1984. This volume brings together papers concerned with the problems of regional development in both Eastern and Western Europe. These include regional, economic, and social inequalities; lagging and backward regions; and constricted flows of labour. This book provides identification, comparison, analysis and discussion of regional development problems in Eastern and Western Europe. It discusses the latest trends in regional policy, assesses their effectiveness and puts forward innovative thinking on the various issues and how they should be tackled in future.
Preface Part 1: Theoretical Aspects of Regional Development 1. Introduction George J. Demko 2. Approaches to Regional Development Theory in Western Market Economies Harry W. Richardson Part 2: Trends in Regional Development in Eastern and Western Europe 3. Spatial and Temporal Trends in Regional Economic Development in Eastern and Western Europe George W. Hoffman 4. Quality and Quantity of Regional Development Indicators in Eastern and Western Europe György Enyedi 5. The New Regionalism and European Economic Integration Niles Hansen Part 3: Regional Development Instruments and their Effectiveness 6. A Comparison of Regional Development Policy Instruments and Measures in Eastern and Western Europe George J. Demko and Rolland J. Fuchs 7. An Assessment of Regional Polices and Programmes in Western Europe Brian Ashcroft 8. An Assessment of Regional Polices and Programmes in Eastern Europe Laszlo Lackó 9. Quantitative, Qualitative and Structural Variables in the Evaluation of Regional Polices in Western Europe Walter Stôhr and Franz Tôdtling Part 4: National Case Studies in Regional Development 10. Recent Developments and Proposed Changes in Italian Regional Policy: Their Impact and Potential Implications Allan Rodgers 11. Regional Development Issues in France Michel Savy 12. Regional Development Issues in Poland Andrez Wróbel 12. Regional Development Issue in Spain J. R. Lasuen Part 5: Summary and Conclusion 13. Regional Policy in a Slow Growth Economy Harry W. Richardson 14. Some Perspectives on the Future of Regional Development Policy George J. Demko
Reissuing works originally published between 1952 and 1991, this collection presents a wide-ranging set of excellent texts across economics, geography, urban studies, planning, politics and industrial studies. Addressing problems and policy, development and demographics, these books together form a wealth of research and debate. Some volumes address specific areas such as industrialization, housing, property, city-systems, de-centralization, employment or rural resources. Other volumes present case studies in Australia, Britain, underdeveloped countries, South Africa and the USA while some are fully international in representation. Given the recent economic shifts around the world, this timely collection is an incredibly useful resource.