Land Policy, Economic Cycles, and Social Conflict

  • Matthew Edel


Christine Boyer’s analysis of the historical relation of land policy to long waves is here placed in the context of wider debates on the long wave theory. This chapter discusses technological and conflict approaches to the explanation of long waves. Differences between these approaches in their explanations of both downswings and upswings are examined. The two approaches are applied to urban and suburban growth and land use policies, and to rural land use and resources policies over the past century.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew Edel
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  1. 1.Department of Urban StudiesQueens College, City University of New YorkFlushingUSA

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