Economic Structure, trade and regions

Bert Helmsing

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The effects of the changes in the international division of labour on the interregional division of labour are by no means well understood.
In regional studies literature two main views are held on this issue.
The first one considers the largely separate areas, relating to different dimensions of development, at different levels of analysis. Regions are seen as open economies, but their contacts with the 'rest of the world' usually are not differentiated according to their domestic or international origins. [...]
The second view has gained increasing acceptance with the rise of dependency cum imperialism approaches to regional development. Realizing the danger of gross generalization, this view holds that the international division of labour takes predominance over the interregional strucure of a country. [...]
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Haag
PublisherInternational Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1984

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SeriesISS working papers. General series

Bibliographical note

Paper presented at the Symposium on "Regional Development Processes/Policies and Changing International Division of Labour held at UNIDO, Vienna, August 20-24, 1984 (revised version)


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