The Crisis of Regional Strategy: Ideology and the State in Northern Ireland

Part of the Explorations in Sociology book series (EIS, volume 19)


Most Western European states are committed to regional policies with two manifest and interrelated aims: (i) the alleviation of spatial concentrations of unemployment and (ii) the ‘modernisation’ of local industrial production. The high ideological profile of these policies would appear to be disproportionate to the actual commitment of state resources to regional strategies so designated. They have been less than successful, to say the least, in removing spatial disparities and, indeed, the rest of the state’s economic policy may have more profound spatial effects.


Regional Strategy Regional Policy Local Politics Public Sector Employment Regionalist Consensus 
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