This book explores the evolution of the Western European economy since 1945 and considers some of the salient features of capital, labour and the state. It provides a broad review of the major features of economic development in Western Europe.
Part One: The International Context 1. The post-war international economy 2. Capital, labour and the state in western Europe Part Two: The Sectors 3. Energy 4. The primary sector 5. The secondary sector 6. The tertiary sector Part Three: The Regional Dimension 7. Uneven regional development and regional policies 8. Selected regional case studies 9. Concluding remarks
The books in this set, originally published between 1968 and 1992 introduce the reader to the many lines of thought in the literature on economic geography and tie these various aspects together within the concept of the economy. As well as providing a comprehensive overview of the Western European economy since the Second World War, and including specific studies and assessments of the Dutch and Italian economies, these volumes examine the economic factors that have shaped cities and patterns of urbanization.