Frontiers in Regional Development

Frontiers in Regional Development

by Yehuda Gradus, Harvey Lithwick
     
 

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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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.

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" . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847680733
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/07/1996
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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