Development Dynamics in Southern Europe: Towards a New Approach for the 'Environment' of Sustainable Development
Studies in Regional & Urban Planning, Issue 3, pp. 301-316,1994
16 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2018 Last revised: 3 Jul 2019
Date Written: September 1, 1994
The multiform reproduction of the crisis in Southern Europe, considering its contemporary aspects, strongly demands a new theoretical approach orientated to its structural substances. In fact, the contributions of the “ecole de la regulation” seem to supply the fertile basis for a renewal in the analysis of the crisis, which can deepen in the dimension of its historical specification and its “synthetic” social content, working in terms of harmony and disharmony inside of forms of social – economic regulation – accumulation. On the other hand, the conception of investment dynamics, in terms of the global system, gives the opportunity to comprehend the word wide development dynamics through their structural expressions: those expressions can integrate the dialectic configuration of firm strategies and national politics. Finally, our description proposes an effort towards an anasynthesis of these approaches, in the base of the “milieu” terms, which can examine the interactions between the productive, the social and the environmental systems – in their territorial continuity. This systemic unity seems to determine the development trajectories and crisis – as they are expressed by the presense or absence of an internal equilibrium – in the common field of the reproduction between the investment strategies (internals – externals) the regulation mechanisms and the spatial – social entities.
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