"Globalism and Regional Economy"
Edited by Susumu Egashira
Routledge – 2013 – 270 pages
Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy
The book covers the results of trial and error of regional economies
in Japan, Korea, Austria, New Zealand, and the UK over the past two
decades. Since the end of the cold war, regional economies have been
struggling to meet the demands of global change, and are trying to find a
new approach based on "inter-regional cooperation" to survive and
This book focuses on the circumstances of
regional economies worldwide as well as three important issues of
concern: commercial and policy issues, international trade, and
promoting a regional approach in international tourism. The book
presents case studies of five countries and examines the possibility
of application to other regions. Although every region has suffered from
the decline of traditional industries in the face of international
competition, academic analysis of successful cases are particularly
useful and relevant to the reforms of regional economies and their
development. This book also discusses the current problems of FTAs,
tourism, medical management, and regional management and suggests
possible short-term development strategies. Regional economies have
begun a number of initiatives in these fields in the globalized world.
The book demonstrates the current results of such initiatives.
The book also explores new patterns of collaboration between regions of different countries following their recent initiatives.
1. Regional Development
2. Economics and Development
3. Development Economics
4. Development Policy
5. International Economics
6. Development Studies