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Spatial inequality and development - S. M. Ravi Kanbur

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Title
Spatial inequality and development
Author
S. M. Ravi Kanbur
format
Hardback
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20050203

What exactly is spatial inequality? Why does it matter? And what should be the policy response to it? These questions have become important in recent years as the spatial dimensions of inequality have begun to attract considerable policy interest. In China, Russia, India, Mexico, and South Africa, as well as most other developing and transition economies, spatial and regional inequality - of economic activity, incomes, and social indicators - is on the increase.Spatial inequality is a dimension of overall inequality, but it has added significance when spatial and regional divisions align with political and ethnic tensions to undermine social and political stability. Also important in the policy debate is a perceived sense that increasing internal spatial inequality is related to greater openness of economies, and to globalization in general.Despite these important concerns, there is remarkably little systematic documentation of what has happened to spatial and regional inequality over the last twenty years. Correspondingly, there is insufficient understanding of the determinants of internal spatial inequality.This volume attempts to answer the questions posed above, drawing on data from twenty-five countries from all regions of the world. They bring together perspectives and expertise in development economics and in economic geography and form a well-researched introduction to an area of growing analytical and policy importance.

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Ravi Kanbur is T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs and Professor of Economics at Cornell University and has been Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick and Chief Economist for Africa at the World Bank.

Anthony J. Venables is Professor of International Economics at the London School of Economics and has been Professor of Economics at the University of Southampton and Trade Research Manager at the World Bank.

This book, edited by two internationally recognized leaders in development economics and economic geography ... is highly recommended to scholars within peace research - especially those working on distributional issues and violent conflict.

Journal of Peace Research

This volume will be useful to the scholarly community.

Journal of Peace Research
May 2006

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Regional economic disparities - Case studies.|Income distribution - Case studies.|Equality - Case studies.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
412

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