Towards a Political Economy of Resource-dependent Regions

by Greg Halseth & Laura Ryser
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Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Series: Routledge Studies in Human Geography

Publication Date: August 18, 2017

ISBN: 9781351846455

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This book advances our understanding of resource-dependent regions in developed economies in the 21st Century. It explores how rural and small town placesĀ 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.