Regional Development in the 1990s: The British Isles in Transition (Paperback) book cover

Regional Development in the 1990s

The British Isles in Transition

Edited by Ron Martin, Peter Townroe

© 1992 – Routledge

336 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9780117023659
pub: 1992-04-25
Hardback: 9781138464971
pub: 2017-10-02
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315000213
pub: 2013-10-18
from $73.95

FREE Standard Shipping!
e–Inspection Copy


This book documents the changing nature and challenge of regional development in Britain and Ireland in the final decade of this century. In the first half of this book, region-by-region profiles review the experience of the eighties and reflect on the present climate, assessing problems and opportunities. The second half provides 25 commentaries on changes influencing the development of regions from questions of industry, technology and employment to the impact of national policy and 1992, and the prospects and capacity for regional policy and development.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction. Part II: Regional Profiles. Part III: Dimensions of Regional Economic Development: Industry Technology and Employment. Part IV: The Regional Impact of National Policies. Part V: Policies for the Regions in the 1990s. Part VI: Epilogue.

About the Series

Regions and Cities

In today’s globalised, knowledge-driven and networked world, regions and cities have assumed heightened significance as the interconnected nodes of economic, social and cultural production, and as sites of new modes of economic governance and policy experimentation. This book series brings together incisive and critically engaged international and interdisciplinary research on this resurgence of regions and cities, and should be of interest to geographers, economists, sociologists, political scientists and cultural scholars, as well as to policy-makers involved in regional and urban development.

For more information on the Regional Studies Association visit

Did you know? There is a 30% discount available to RSA members on books in the Regions and Cities series, and other subject related Taylor and Francis books and e-books including Routledge titles. To order just e-mail Joanna Swieczkowska,, or phone on +44 (0) 207 017 6364 and declare your RSA membership.

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning