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Rethinking change in old industrial regions: reflecting on the experiences of North East England

Hudson, R.

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Abstract

The author reflects upon regional economic change and the ways in which this is conceptualised and understood, drawing heavily but not exclusively on some thirty years of research on economy, politics and society in the North East of England. The principal question that this paper addresses is: how are the long periods of continuity, punctuated by occasional major shifts in developmental trajectory and the region's place in the global economy, to be understood? The author seeks to answer this question by exploring the extent to which continuity and change in the region's developmental trajectory can be understood in terms of evolutionary and institutional concepts and the varying engagement of the state with issues of socioeconomic development and change. The value of theoretical plurality in seeking to understand uneven development in capitalism is demonstrated and the limits to public policies that seek to address regional problems indicated.

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Hudson, R. (2005). Rethinking change in old industrial regions: reflecting on the experiences of North East England. Environment and Planning A, 37(4), 581-596. https://doi.org/10.1068/a36274

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2005
Deposit Date Oct 3, 2008
Publicly Available Date Sep 7, 2009
Journal Environment and Planning A
Print ISSN 0308-518X
Electronic ISSN 1472-3409
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 37
Issue 4
Pages 581-596
DOI https://doi.org/10.1068/a36274
Keywords City planning, Regional planning.
Publisher URL http://www.envplan.com/epa/abstracts/a37/a36274.html

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