New Theories and Conceptual Approaches on Regional Development: Towards a New Paradigm?
Edgard Moncayo Jimenez
Universidad Externado de Colombia - Department of Economics
Revista de Economia Institucional, Vol. 5, No. 8, 2003
Space, geography and territorial organization have gained importance in recent studies on economical and political development. This reveals a (re)territorialization of the theoretical approaches of development. This paper systematically studies new theories of economic growth, analysis of State transformation, neoinstitutionalist approaches and the environmental perspective. Though these theories come from different disciplines, they converge in a new paradigm of development. In this new approach, the territory is not considered a receptacle-perimeter of productive activities and sociopolitical process, but as an explanatory element of development.
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Number of Pages in PDF File: 34
Keywords: regional development, economic geography, territory, economic growth
JEL Classification: 018, R12, R19
Date posted: May 2, 2005