An increasing amount of work in many aspects of human geography is concerned with the effects caused by different types of institutions. Included in this book, originally published in 1982, is material from Britain, Ameican and Europe and it is shown that differences in institutional powers in these places, especially those vested in the State, relate directly to their own particular urban and environmental policies and problems. Each chapter, written by an expert on this subject, considers key institutions in a number of fields and draws conclusions about how this ‘institutionalist’ approach can be used by geographers.

chapter 1|50 pages

Introduction: Institutional Approaches in Geography

ByTom Manion, Robin Flowerdew

chapter 3|27 pages

Institutions and Rural Development

ByGordon Clark

chapter 4|37 pages

Institutions Affecting Environmental Policy

ByTimothy O'Riordan

chapter 5|28 pages

Environmental Policy and Industrial Location in the United States

ByKeith Chapman

chapter 6|40 pages

The Role of the State in Regional Development

ByThomas A. Clark

chapter 7|19 pages

Institutional Effects on Internal Migration

ByRobin Flowerdew

chapter 10|25 pages

Education, Institutions and the Local State in Britain

ByAndrew Kirby