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Reshaping Regional Policy

Edited by Harry W. Richardson, Honorary Doctorate, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, Chang-Hee Christine Bae, Associate Professor of Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington, Seattle, US and Sang-Chuel Choe, Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University, South Korea
Originally initiated by the Presidential Committee on Regional Development in South Korea, this wide-ranging volume investigates the new directions in regional development policy taking shape around the world. In addition to contributions with individual emphasis on regional policy in Korea, the book compares, contrasts and extends regional policy thought in the European Union and other Asian countries.
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Publication Date: 2011
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Economic Geography
  • Regional Economics
  • Geography
  • Economic Geography
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Public Policy
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Regional Economics
  • Regional Studies
Originally initiated by the Presidential Committee on Regional Development in South Korea, this wide-ranging volume investigates the new directions in regional development policy taking shape around the world. In addition to contributions with individual emphasis on regional policy in Korea, the book compares, contrasts and extends regional policy thought in the European Union and other Asian countries.

The book first examines some radical new directions in Korea’s regional policies instigated by the Presidential Committee on Regional Development. The existing nine provinces and seven ‘Special Cities’ (i.e. metropolitan areas), will yield considerable power and budget authority to seven new mega-regions. Many of the ideas behind the new policies (such as territorial cohesion, regional innovation and regional competitiveness) were inspired from abroad, especially Europe. There are also changes at the lower urban scale to modify Korea’s traditional top-down strategies. Previous policies, named ‘balanced national development’, were targeted at undermining Seoul by redistributing activities, including government, to other parts of the country under the zero sum game assumption. This new policies aim to benefit both the Capital Region and other mega-regions under a ‘win-win’ assumption. The book evaluates these approaches. Original contributions from some of the field’s foremost scholars – including Sang-Chuel Choe, Sir Peter Hall, Andreas Faludi, Michael Storper, Takashi Onishi, Maryann Feldman and Sam Ock Park – identify priorities for territorial integration, develop ideas for cross-border cooperation, discuss EU policy and policies for overall regional competitiveness, examine the construction of regional entrepreneurial advantage and consider fiscal policy and decision-making.

Professors, students and public policy officials in the fields of regional studies, planning and regional economics, economic geography and political science will find this book current and enlightening.
Contributors: C.-H.C. Bae, S.-C. Choe, P. Crézé, M.G. Donovan, A. Faludi, T. Farole, M. Feldman, P. Hall, E.J. Heikkila, H. Horio, J.-H. Jang, S.N. Jung, R. Kawka, Y.-W. Kim, S.V. Lall, Y.G. Lee, N. Lowe, T. Onishi, S.O. Park, H.W. Richardson, A. Rodríguez-Pose, M. Storper
Contents:

Preface

PART I: INTRODUCTION
1. Introduction: Reshaping Regional Policy in Korea
Sang-Chuel Choe

PART II: GLOBAL VIEWS
2. Regions and Regional Policy: A Global View
Sir Peter Hall

3. Regional Policy: What Works and What Doesn’t
Somik V. Lall

4. Barriers and Breakthrough Strategies for Cross-Border Cooperation
Michael G. Donovan

PART III: INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES
A. Europe
5. Cohesion, Coherence, Cooperation: EU Policy Beyond Hard Territoriality
Andreas Faludi

6. Cohesion Policy in the European Union: Growth, Geography, Institutions
Thomas Farole, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose and Michael Storper

7. Policies for Regional Competitiveness
Patrick Crézé

8. Strengthening Metropolitan Regions for Growth and Innovation
Rupert Kawka

9. Regional Development Agencies in England
Harry W. Richardson

B. Other
10. Development of Regional Plans and Economic Base Strategies for Sustainable Development in Japan
Takashi Onishi

11. Emerging Issues and the Experiences of Economic Regions: The Case of Japan
Hiroyasu Horio

12. Constructing Regional Entrepreneurial Advantage: Consensus Building, Technological Uncertainty and Emerging Industries
Maryann Feldman and Nichola Lowe

PART IV: INCOME VS. SPATIAL EQUITY
13. Identity and Inequality in Planning: Implications for Regional Development
Eric J. Heikkila

14. Inequity and Regional Development Policies
Chang-Hee Christine Bae

15. The New Economic Geography and Regional Development Policies
Harry W. Richardson

PART V: KOREA
16. Fiscal Policy and Regional Development
Young Geol Lee

17. Regional Development Policy in Korea: The Past, Present and Future
Jae-Hong Jang

18. Long-term Strategies for Regional Development Policies in Korea
Sam Ock Park

19. The Role of Economic Regions and Metropolitan Economies in Korea’s Regional Policy
Soon Nam Jung

20. Building a Regional Governance System for Mega-Economic Regions in Korea
Yong-Woon Kim

PART VI: CONCLUSIONS
21. Conclusions
Harry W. Richardson and Chang-Hee Christine Bae

Index