First published in 1975, this book provides a straightforward examination of regional differences and regional development in the countries of Western Europe. Professor Clout divides this into two parts. The first examines a series of themes with reference to the whole of Western Europe, and the second part discusses regional development in individual countries or groups of countries. Contributions by experts from the UK and from mainland Europe present an essentially geographic approach, combining thematic and country-by-country discussions.
Preface to First Edition; Preface to Second Edition; I Economic and Social Trends in Western Europe 1. Western Europe in Context 2. Regional Development in Western Europe 3. Population and Urban Growth 4. Energy and Regional Problems 5. Rural Space 6. The Environment: Problems and Policies II Regional Development in Practice 7. Italy 8. France 9. Benelux. 10. West Germany 11. United Kingdom 12. Republic of Ireland 13. Denmark 14. Northern Europe 15. Austria 16. Switzerland 17. Iberia 18. Greece 19. The Shape of Things to Come?; Index