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Towards a political economy of resource dependent regions, Greg Halseth and Laura Ryser

"This book advances our understanding of resource-dependent regions in developed economies in the 21st Century. It explores how rural and small town places are working to find success in a new economy marked by demographic, economic, social, cultural, political, and environmental change. How are we to understand the changes and transformations working through communities and economies? Where are the trajectories of change leading these resource-dependent places and regions? Drawing upon examples from Canada, USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and the Nordic countries, these and other questions are explored and addressed by constructing a critical political economy framework of resource hinterland transition. Towards a Political Economy of Resource Dependent Regions is a key resource for students and researchers in geography, rural and industrial sociology, economics, environmental studies, political science, regional studies, and planning, as well as policy-makers, those in industry and the private sector, and local and regional development practitioners."--Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Social geography and political economy -- Organizing structures -- The capitalist economy -- Global capitalist system -- Resource regions in the global capitalist economy -- Mobilizing through institutions -- Institutional trends -- Large companies, big labour; small businesses, employees -- Senior government -- Place-based communities and local government -- Society -- Individuals -- Change, power, and conflict in resource-dependent regions -- A political economy of power and conflict -- A political economy of resource town transition -- Development embedded in places
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (309 pages)
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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