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Convergence or divergence? types of regional responses to socio-economic change in Western Europe

Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés (1999) Convergence or divergence? types of regional responses to socio-economic change in Western Europe. Tijdschrift Voor Economische En Sociale Geografie / Journal of Economic and Social Geography, 90 (4). pp. 365-378. ISSN 0040-747X

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Abstract

Testing for convergence or divergence has recently become the kernel of the studies dealing with regional growth in Western Europe. The contradictory results of these analyses, however, still do not allow us to determine which is the dominant trend. This paper shows that our understanding of these processes depends on factors such as the way growth is measured and the influence of national growth on regional growth patterns. When these factors are taken into account, the analysis of the evolution of regional disparities in Western Europe in the last two decades uncovers the emergence of growth patterns that are closely related to the capacity of every space to respond to the challenges generated by the process of socio-economic restructuring.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0040-747x
Additional Information: © 1999 Royal Dutch Geographical Society KNAG
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2010 15:10
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/31052/

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