1st Edition

Regional Development Theories and Their Application

By Benjamin Higgins Copyright 1997
    432 Pages
    by Routledge

    422 Pages
    by Routledge

    Throughout the world today former nation-states, as disparate as Yugoslavia, Somalia, and Canada, have either disintegrated or threaten to splinter into regions. The conflicts are economic, social, ethnic, linguistic, religious, political, and cultural. Higgins and Savoie analyze the reasons for these conflicts and show why attempts to eliminate regional disparities within nations have been largely unsuccessful. This volume is a highly readable, comprehensive survey of the literature and current debates in the fields of regional economics, development, policy, and planning.

    I: Theory; 1: Introduction; 2: Geography, Culture, and Regional Development; 3: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development; 4: Interregional and International Trade; 5: Circular and Cumulative Causation; 6: Growth Poles and Central Places; 7: Location Theory; 8: Bi-Modal Production and Regional Dualism; 9: Dependency and Uneven Development; 10: Regional Science; 11: Recent Literature on Regional Development Theory; II: Policy, Planning, and Programs; 12: The United States I: The TVA; 13: The United States II: The EDA and the Appalachian Regional Commission; 14: The United States III: The Austin Project; 15: Great Britain and the European Community; 16: Canada; 17: Regional Development in Australia; 18: Regional Development in Developing Countries; 19: Regional Development in Least Developed Countries; III: Looking Back—Looking Ahead; 20: Lessons Learned; 21: Towards a New Political Economy of Regional Development


    Benjamin Higgins