With the benefit of hindsight it is relatively easy to criticise early regional policy initiatives in the UK for being too broad-based and therefore not highly cost effective in the attainment of their primary objective of reducing interregional economic and social disparities. Some of the changes made to the direction of regional policy since the early 1970s have therefore represented the focusing of regional policy upon narrower objectives.
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- Townroe, P. and R. Martin (eds) (1992) Regional Development in the 1990s (London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers/Regional Studies Association).Google Scholar