Alternative Strategies for Integrated Regional Development of Peripheral Areas

  • Walter B. Stöhr


Regional development policies in most market and mixed economies are now under review. In many cases this is caused by the often intuitively and politically felt — dissatisfaction with the results of past policies. Although interregional disparities in quantitative economic indicators (gross domestic product, sectoral employment structure) have been decreasing, at least until the beginning of the 1970s,(1) interregional tensions in social and political terms have increased rapidly during the last decade.(2)


Core Region Regional Policy Peripheral Area Tourist Development Regional Resource 
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    See, for example, Willem Molle et al., Regional Disparity and Economic Development in the Enropean Community (Farnborough: Saxon House, 1980). This thorough study analyses the development of sub-national regions of Enrope between 1950 and 1970.Google Scholar
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    W. Stöhr and F. Tödtling, ‘Spatial equity: some antitheses to current regional development doctrine’, in H. Folmer and J. Oosterhaven(eds), Spatial Inequalities and Regional Development (Boston, Mass.: Martinus Nijhoff, 1979);Google Scholar
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  11. also in W. Stöhr and D. R. F. Taylor, Development from Above or Below? The Dialectics of Regional Planning in Developing Countries (London: Wiley, 1981).Google Scholar

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