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A discussion, underpinned by structuralism, concerning the way general social tendencies are realized locally. Places are understood as local forms of economy constituted in a wider social context; they develop in response to larger-scale processes which bring new elements that may become part of the local layers of development. See Smith (1987) Antipode 19. ‘The locality debate taught us inter alia that thinking critically about and through scalar categories is essential to the ways that human geographers need to come to terms with the changing world around them, not least because important causal processes seem to operate in a scalar dimension’ (Jonas (2006) TIBG31, 3).

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