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Regions and Cities is an international, interdisciplinary series that provides authoritative analyses of the new significance of regions and cities for economic, social and cultural development, and public policy experimentation. The series seeks to combine theoretical and empirical insights with constructive policy debate and critically engages with formative processes and policies in regional and urban studies.

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Regional Development Strategies: A European Perspective

Regional Development Strategies: A European Perspective

1st Edition

Jeremy Alden, Philip Boland
May 02, 1996

Regional development strategies have become the focus of attention in many countries in the 1990s. This textbook provides a conceptual, theoretical and empirical analysis of regional development strategies within a European context It examines the various regional development strategies which are...

The Determinants of Small Firm Growth: An Inter-Regional Study in the United Kingdom 1986-90

The Determinants of Small Firm Growth: An Inter-Regional Study in the United Kingdom 1986-90

1st Edition

Richard Barkham, Graham Gudgin, Mark Hart, Eric Hanvey
April 25, 1996

One of the most striking trends in economic development since the 1970s has been the rising importance of the small firm. Focusing on the issues of enterprise development and the regional dimensions of small-firm growth, this book explores the literature of this area. Moving from an analysis of...

The Regional Dimension of Transformation in Central Europe

The Regional Dimension of Transformation in Central Europe

1st Edition

Grzegorz Gorzelak
April 25, 1996

Providing a new picture of the socio-economic map of central Europe after several years of transformation, and focusing in particular on Poland, this book gives an account of the major problems of regional restructuring. The author identifies the opportunities and problems faced by particular...

Union Retreat and the Regions: The Shrinking Landscape of Organised Labour

Union Retreat and the Regions: The Shrinking Landscape of Organised Labour

1st Edition

Ron Martin, Peter Sunley, Jane Wills
April 25, 1996

Since the beginning of the 1980s, British trade unions have experienced a dramatic retreat, marked by rapidly falling membership and declining industrial power. The authors examine the regional dimensions of this retreat of organised labour, paying particular attention to: The resilience of the...

The Regional Imperative: Regional Planning and Governance in Britain, Europe and the United States

The Regional Imperative: Regional Planning and Governance in Britain, Europe and the United States

1st Edition

Urlan A. Wannop
May 02, 1995

Based on cases and interviews in Britain, Europe and the United States, this book explains the recurrence of regional planning and of initiatives in regional governance, in a wide range of advanced industrial countries. Providing an analysis of the nature of regional planning and governance, the...

An Enlarged Europe: Regions in Competition?

An Enlarged Europe: Regions in Competition?

1st Edition

Louis Albrechts, Sally Hardy, Mark Hart, Anastasios Katos
April 25, 1995

The political and economic geography of Europe is changing - the European Community is expanding its boundaries towards EFTA and is resuming a closer association with Central and Eastern European regions engaged in radical restructuring. As EC integration accelerates there is the prospect of...

Spatial Policy in a Divided Nation

Spatial Policy in a Divided Nation

1st Edition

Richard T. Harrison, Mark Hart
April 25, 1993

This re-evaluation of the role of regional policy in the UK has been accompanied by a much closer identification of regional policy with national economic policymaking. This book, drawing upon the contributions of a large number of experts in the field in the UK, sets the debate on the future of...

Regional Development in the 1990s: The British Isles in Transition

Regional Development in the 1990s: The British Isles in Transition

1st Edition

Ron Martin, Peter Townroe
April 25, 1992

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...

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