Frontiers in Regional Development

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In fifteen insightful new essays noted scholars in geography, economics, and public policy provide a comparative examination of the problems and prospects for development in frontier areas. Blending theory with case studies, the essays challenge the widely held notion that peripheral areas are marginal or backward.

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Overview

In fifteen insightful new essays noted scholars in geography, economics, and public policy provide a comparative examination of the problems and prospects for development in frontier areas. Blending theory with case studies, the essays challenge the widely held notion that peripheral areas are marginal or backward.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Regional Science
This set of essays implicitly and explicitly attacks such economic fundamentalism, demonstrating that if the frontier concept is going to have any historic, economic, or empirical validity, it has to move well beyond the myth of the the "empty lands" . . .
Frank J. Costa
I would recommend it to anyone interested in regional issues and in spatial change processes.
European Planning Studies, Vol. 6, N0. 6, 1998 - Baruch A. Kipnis
Frontiers in Regional Development is an important contribution to our growing knowledge, and it is worth the effort of reading.
Regional Studies - D. J. McCready
The book is rich in named authors, rich in the case study approach to learning... Excellent introduction, bibliographies, and literature reviews... Well-written, nicely crafted, extremely thoughtful, precise...
Professional Geographer
Because of the wealth of theoretical perspectives grounded by case studies, this volume is a valuable contribution to the literature on economic development and frontier expansion. It is particularly recommended for courses dealing with regional development and economic geography.
Regional Studies
The book is rich in named authors, rich in the case study approach to learning... Excellent introduction, bibliographies, and literature reviews... Well-written, nicely crafted, extremely thoughtful, precise...
— D.J. McCready, School of Business and Economics Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
Journal Of Regional Science
This set of essays implicitly and explicitly attacks such economic fundamentalism, demonstrating that if the frontier concept is going to have any historic, economic, or empirical validity, it has to move well beyond the myth of the the "empty lands" . . .
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847680733
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/7/1996
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Yehuda Gradus is professor of geography at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Harvey Lithwick is professor of economics at Carleton University.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Borders Part 2 The Nature of Frontiers Chapter 3 Romancing the Line: Edges and Seams in Western and Indigenous Mindscapes with Special Reference to Bedouin Chapter 4 Redefining the Frontier: Regional Development in the Post-Welfare Era Chapter 5 Comparative Frontier Experiences Chapter 6 The Role of the Frontier in Economic Development: American Theory and International Experience Chapter 7 Brazil's Frontier Experience and Sustainable Development: A Geopolitical Approach Chapter 8 Urban System Development Chapter 9 "Frontier" Development in Australia Chapter 10 From Frontier to Periphery: The Development of Israel's Negev Part 11 Regional Development in Frontier Areas Chapter 12 The Frontier as Chain Reaction Chapter 13 Long Waves of Frontier Development Chapter 14 The Development of Tourism in Frontier Regions: Issues and Approaches Chapter 15 A Social Safety Net for the Negev Part 16 Innovation and Technological Development in Frontier Areas Chapter 17 Local Synergy as an Explanation for Innovation in Peripheral and Frontier Areas Chapter 18 Japan's Technopolis: A Model for Frontier Development in East Asia Chapter 19 Endogenous Development and Innovative Regional Milieux: International Evidence Relevant to Frontier Regions

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