chapter  5
REGIONS AND BARGAINING POWER
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Regional policies and programmes have undergone considerable change over the last thirty years. The 1960s and 1970s were decades when state intervention was present and thus a range of regional initiatives and restructuring of both activity and forms of government existed. The 1980s, however, has been a decade when the development of regional programmes has tended to weaken as a more market-oriented strategy became dominant in all three countries. In this chapter it is to the rise and fall of regionalism that attention will be focused.