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The Coherence of EU Regional Policy

Contrasting Perspectives on the Structural Funds, 1st Edition

Edited by John Bachtler, Ivan Turok


416 pages

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This book brings together a rich selection of up-to-date practical experience of EU regional policy from across Europe. It provides different perspectives on the design and operation of regional development strategies under the Structural Funds, from people closely involved in studying, managing or advising on the process at EU, national and regional levels. It therefore offers a more comprehensive and detailed understanding of the structural policies than has been available hitherto. This will prove particularly useful to researchers, practitioners and students interested in European regional policies and processes.

Table of Contents

Part one: Overview of Regional Problems and Policies. Part Two: Regional Development Strategies in the UK. Part Three: Regional Development Strategies. Part Four: Lessons and Challenges.

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.

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