First published in 1981, British Regional Development Since World War I presents a comprehensive and balanced introduction to the problems of regional development in Britain. Since World War I it has been possible to talk of Britain as two nations, a prosperous South including the Midlands, and a poor North. Christopher Law examines the nature and causes of this division, including impact of industrial structure, London’s role as capital in the spatial economy, and the influence of better environments on development. This valuable study will be an essential read for anyone interested in any aspect of regional development and development studies in the last ninety years.

chapter Chapter One|19 pages

An Approach to Regional Development

chapter Chapter Two|25 pages

The Development of the National System

chapter Chapter Three|26 pages

An Outline of Regional Development

chapter Chapter Four|16 pages

The Performance of Regional Economies

chapter Chapter Five|10 pages

Regional Employment Changes in the Primary Sector

chapter Chapter Six|22 pages

Regional Employment Changes in the Manufacturing Sector

chapter Chapter Seven|15 pages

Regional Employment Changes in the Service Sector

chapter Chapter Nine|23 pages

The Movement of Economic Activities

chapter Chapter Ten|16 pages

Location Factors in Regional Development

chapter Chapter Eleven|16 pages

An Interpretation of Regional Development

chapter Chapter Twelve|12 pages

The Future of Regional Development