Comparative Studies in Local Economic Development: Problems in Policy Implementation


These expert case studies focus on ways in which a variety of innovative local economic development programs have been implemented in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Authorities with varied experience show how policies and programs must fit into a political and legal system, meet specific external and environmental requirements, serve certain groups and settings, and bring about tangible results. The surveys range from South Bend, Indiana, Baltimore, Maryland, and New Orleans, Louisiana, to the Ruhrgebiet, Germany, West Scotland, Wales, and Northamptonshire, United Kingdom. Among other issues the case studies cover, among other issues, waterfront development, urban revitalization, regional reconstruction, job preservation, and proactive community development.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • C. Theodore Koebel
  • Cara L. Bailey
  • Charles Craypo
  • Jerry Paar
  • William F. Lever
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1993


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