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Why some regions will decline: A Canadian case study with thoughts on local development strategies

Polèse, Mario; Shearmur, Richard (2006). Why some regions will decline: A Canadian case study with thoughts on local development strategies Papers in Regional Science , vol. 85 , nº 1. p. 23-46. DOI: 10.1111/j.1435-5957.2006.00024.x.

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The authors present the case of five Canadian peripheral regions, which they argue are destined to decline. The explanation of the reasons why future decline (in absolute population and employment numbers) is inevitable constitutes the article’s central focus. The authors suggest that regional decline will become an increasingly common occurrence in nations at the end of the demographic transition whose economic geographies display centre‐periphery relationships. Such broad structural trends cannot be easily altered by public policy. The authors reflect on the implications of regional decline for the formulation of local economic development strategies. Local economic development strategies should not, they argue, be advanced as a means of arresting population and employment decline. To suggest that the regions studied in this article will decline because of a lack of social capital or insufficient number of local entrepreneurs, is not only misleading but may also be counterproductive.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: développement local; économie; Canada
Centre: Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
Date de dépôt: 20 nov. 2020 15:20
Dernière modification: 20 nov. 2020 15:20
URI: http://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/10595

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