European Regional Policy and Development: Forgotten Regions and Spaces (Routledge Advances in Regional Economics) (Hardcover)

European Regional Policy and Development: Forgotten Regions and Spaces (Routledge Advances in Regional Economics) By María del Carmen Sánchez-Carreira (Editor), Paulo Jorge Reis Mourão (Editor), Bruno Blanco-Varela (Editor) Cover Image
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The shortcomings of traditional regional policies led to a major policy. Thus, regions have become more active in the design and implementation of policies, following a bottom-up approach and involving the participation of the local community in strategic planning, as opposed to the traditional top-down method. This book addresses regional development theories and policies, with a special focus on forgotten places, and raises emerging questions about recent theoretical advances, as well as trends and challenges in the field.

It examines two main and related issues: the crucial role of regional actors for development and the role of Forgotten Spaces. It emphasizes the spatial/territorial approaches from different theoretical perspectives, underlining place-based approaches and compares the experiences of both successful and failed cases, attempting to identify lessons and policy recommendations, as well as adding empirical evidence to this field. The different cases presented, which focus on Forgotten Spaces, allow the reader to assess the role of different actors for regional development as well as some sectoral approaches. While there is a clear focus on European countries with different geographical, institutional and sociocultural characteristics, the book also examines good and bad examples of regional development and policies related to forgotten places from different regions worldwide, including developed and developing countries.

The book benefits from contributions from over 20 authors from different nationalities, and a rich diversity of case studies, approaches and methods of discussion. The authors discuss practical examples and more complex theoretical approaches, involving techniques of spatial analysis, spatial econometrics, social networks, content analysis as well as regional planning techniques. The book will appeal to an interdisciplinary audience and will provide academicians, politicians, and policy designers with original and detailed analyses.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781032187969
ISBN-10: 1032187964
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 18th, 2023
Pages: 204
Language: English
Series: Routledge Advances in Regional Economics