Socialized Development Trajectories: The Case of Turin

Italian Journal of Regional Science, No. 1, pp. 113-118, 2003

7 Pages Posted: 28 Jul 2005 Last revised: 18 Dec 2013

Date Written: May 4, 2011

Abstract

With regard to the development trajectory of Turin, a city which has played a crucial role in the Italian economy, the paper discusses the influence of national policies on local systems. The paper argues that the local (or regional) effect of national policy may be so deeply asymmetric to raise the question of their morality when judged from the perspective of local social preference function. Indeed, there are cities in capitalist economy too - and, as the author suggest, Turin is a case in point - whose development trajectories are de facto 'socialized', that is shaped by policies pursuing legitimate national interests. Although often acknowledged in principle, the contrast between national and local interests are not so often empirically enquired and analytically explored. The paper suggests that this issue warrants close examination, in particular against the background of the rising paradigm of 'territorial competitiveness'.

Keywords: Development, cities, public policies

JEL Classification: O18, R11, R12

Suggested Citation

Calafati, Antonio, Socialized Development Trajectories: The Case of Turin (May 4, 2011). Italian Journal of Regional Science, No. 1, pp. 113-118, 2003, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=760685
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