ABSTRACT

The Handbook of Local and Regional Development provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for local and regional development. The scope of this Handbook’s coverage and contributions engages with and reflects upon the politics and policy of how we think about and practise local and regional development, encouraging dialogue across the disciplinary barriers between notions of ‘local and regional development’ in the Global North and ‘development studies’ in the Global South.

This Handbook is organized into seven inter-related sections, with an introductory chapter setting out the rationale, aims and structure of the Handbook. Section one situates local and regional development in its global context. Section two establishes the key issues in understanding the principles and values that help us define what is meant by local and regional development. Section three critically reviews the current diversity and variety of conceptual and theoretical approaches to local and regional development. Section four address questions of government and governance. Section five connects critically with the array of contemporary approaches to local and regional development policy. Section six is an explicitly global review of perspectives on local and regional development from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America. Section seven provides reflection and discussion of the futures for local and regional development in an international and multidisciplinary context.

With over forty contributions from leading international scholars in the field, this Handbook provides critical reviews and appraisals of current state-of-the-art conceptual and theoretical approaches and future developments in local and regional development.

chapter |14 pages

Introduction

A handbook of local and regional development
ByAndy Pike, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, John Tomaney

section |41 pages

Local and regional development in a global context

chapter |13 pages

Globalization and regional development

BySeán Ó Riain

chapter |13 pages

Territorial competition

ByIan Gordon

chapter |13 pages

Local and regional ‘Development Studies'

ByGiles Mohan

section |49 pages

Defining the principles and values of local and regional development

chapter |15 pages

Regional disparities and equalities

Towards a capabilities perspective?
ByDiane Perrons

chapter |13 pages

Inclusive growth

Meaningful goal or mirage?
ByIvan Turok

chapter |10 pages

The Green State

Sustainability and the power of purchase
ByKevin Morgan

section |130 pages

Concepts and theories of local and regional development

chapter |10 pages

Spatial circuits of value

ByRay Hudson

chapter |9 pages

Labor and local and regional development

ByAndrew Herod

chapter |11 pages

Local and regional development

A global production network approach
ByNeil M. Coe, Martin Hess

chapter |10 pages

Evolutionary approaches to local and regional development policy

ByRobert Hassink, Claudia Klaerding

chapter |10 pages

Culture, creativity, and urban development

ByDominic Power, Allen J. Scott

chapter |10 pages

Post-socialism and transition

ByBolesław Domański

chapter |11 pages

Migration and commuting

Local and regional development links
ByMike Coombes, Tony Champion

chapter |14 pages

Spaces of social innovation

ByFrank Moulaert, Abid Mehmood

chapter |11 pages

Forging post-development partnerships

Possibilities for local and regional development
ByJ.K. Gibson-Graham

section |93 pages

Government and governance

chapter |10 pages

The state

Government and governance
ByBob Jessop

chapter |10 pages

Putting ‘the political' back into the region

Power, agency and a reconstituted regional political economy
ByAndrew Cumbers, Danny MacKinnon

chapter |13 pages

Territorial/relational

Conceptualizing spatial economic governance
ByMartin Jones, Gordon MacLeod

chapter |11 pages

Institutional geographies and local economic development

Policies and politics
ByKevin R. Cox

chapter |12 pages

Carbon control regimes, eco-state restructuring and the politics of local and regional development

ByAndrew E.G. Jonas, Aidan H. While, David C. Gibbs

chapter |11 pages

Competitive cities and problems of democracy

ByColin Crouch

chapter |12 pages

The politics of local and regional development

ByAndrew Wood

section |151 pages

Local and regional development policy

chapter |12 pages

Territorial competitiveness and local and regional economic development

A classic tale of ‘theory led by policy'
ByGillian Bristow

chapter |15 pages

Finance and local and regional economic development

ByFelicity Wray, Neill Marshall, Jane Pollard

chapter |10 pages

Green dreams in a cold light

BySusan Christopherson

chapter |13 pages

SMEs, entrepreneurialism and local/regional development

ByCostis Hadjimichalis

chapter |13 pages

Universities and regional development

ByJohn Goddard, Paul Vallance

chapter |11 pages

Transportation networks, the logistics revolution and regional development

ByJohn T. Bowen, Thomas R. Leinbach

chapter |11 pages

(Im)migration, local, regional and uneven development

ByJane Wills, Kavita Datta, Jon May, Cathy McIlwaine, Yara Evans, Joanna Herbert

chapter |10 pages

Neoliberal urbanism in Europe

BySara Gonzalez

section |65 pages

Global perspectives

chapter |10 pages

Globalization, urbanization and decentralization

The experience of Asian Pacific cities
ByShiuh-Shen Chien

chapter |9 pages

Local development

A response to the economic crisis. Lessons from Latin America
ByAntonio Vázquez-Barquero

chapter |12 pages

North American perspectives on local and regional development

ByNancey Green Leigh, Jennifer Clark

chapter |21 pages

Area definition and classification and regional development finance

The European Union and China
ByMichael Dunford

section |82 pages

Reflections and futures

chapter |18 pages

The language of local and regional development

ByPhillip O’Neill

chapter |23 pages

Local Left strategy now

ByJamie Gough, Aram Eisenschitz

chapter |13 pages

Local and regional development

Reflections and futures
ByJohn Tomaney, Andy Pike, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose