Regional Policy in Britain

Regional Policy in Britain

by Gavin McCrone

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Regional Policy in Britain by Gavin McCrone

Originally published in 1973. At that time, imbalance in the economic performance of regions had become of increasing concern to politicians and economists in many European counties. British policy was of particular interest: not only because the changes of the 1960s made it more comprehensive than in most other countries; but as some sort of regional policy had been in operation for more than thirty years, many lessons could be learned from its evolution. This book provides a comprehensive study of this aspect of British policy. It starts by outlining the nature of the British regional problem, the case for a policy and the contribution of economic theory to the understanding of the regional question. In later Parts the development of British policy up to 1967 is described along with its impact on the performance of individual regions and different measures are evaluated with a view to increasing the effectiveness of policy. The final chapter outlines the regional policy of the European Economic Community and shows what effect membership would have on British policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351594318
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Urban and Regional Economics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 276
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: The Background 1. The Case for a Policy of Regional Development 2. Economic Theory and the Regional Problem Part 2: The Development of Policy 3. Pre-War Policy 4. Post-War Policy to 1960 5. Regional Policy since 1960 6. Changes in Regional Disparities Part 3: An Appraisal of Policy Measures 7. Structural versus Locational Disadvantages 8. The Choice of Policy Measures 9. Growth Areas: The Case for Concentration 10. Regional Planning 11. British Policy and the European Community Part 4: Conclusion

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