Regional Development and Settlement Policy: Premises and Prospects

1st Edition

David Dewar, Alison Todes, Vanessa Watson

Routledge
Published December 13, 2018
Reference - 182 Pages
ISBN 9781138102415 - CAT# Y336509
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Urban and Regional Economics

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Summary

Originally published in 1986. This book focusses on a critical analysis of regional development strategy in South Africa, and shifts over time in that strategy. Regional development theory and thinking about settlement policy have developed largely independently of each other. This book clarifies some of the resulting confusion and points towards a greater integration of the two areas of understanding.

The book provides an overview of shifts which occurred in national and regional development theory and the broader social, economic and political factors which influenced these shifts. It identifies the major policy implications of the various development approaches, with particular emphasis placed on the role of settlement policy. The differences between policy approaches and the debates surrounding them are identified and discussed.

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