Geographers and development
There are a number of conclusions that may be drawn from this book’s review of development issues. Some of these concern the nature of the development process itself, which has always been a bone of contention. Others concern the policies and plans that may be enacted with respect to regions, and the problem of whether intervention of any kind is justified. The enquiry has taken account of observations of the course of development in different countries, and the conclusions draw perhaps more on historical experience than on theory, which has often lacked evidence that it may be translated into practice.