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International comparisons of local and regional economic development

Andrew Beer, Graham Haughton and Alaric Maude

in Developing locally

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2003 | ISBN: 9781861345462
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302025 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861345462.003.0001
International comparisons of local and regional economic development

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This chapter explains the objective of this book, which is to compare local and regional economic development (LRED). This book aims to provide a better understanding of how local economic development is currently practised in Australia, England, Northern Ireland, and the United States. It describes the institutional landscape of LRED, examines the different governance structures for LRED's delivery, and outlines the main funding systems for local development in each country. The book analyses some of the main differences within each country in terms of how local-development activities are conducted and provides a critical analysis of the views of practitioners of the most and least effective approaches to economic development in each country.

Keywords: LRED; institutional landscape; governance structures; funding systems; Australia; England; Northern Ireland; United States

Chapter.  6176 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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