After the Three Italies: Wealth, Inequality and Industrial Change

After the Three Italies: Wealth, Inequality and Industrial Change

Author(s): Michael Dunford, Lidia Greco

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405125208

Online ISBN: 9780470761113

DOI: 10.1002/9780470761113

About this Book

After the Three Italies develops a new political economy approach to the analysis of comparative regional development and the territorial division of labour and exemplifies it through an up-to-date account of Italian industrial change and regional economic performance.


  • Responds to recent theoretical debates in economic geography, involving economists, geographers and planners.
  • Builds the foundations for a new theoretical approach to regional economic development and the territorial division of labour.
  • Draws on the results of a recent ESRC funded research project, as well as on a large range of official data sets.
  • Provides an up-to-date picture of Italy's economic performance and of its recent development relative to other European countries and the rest of the world.
  • Analyses Italy's internal differentiation and its persistent regional inequalities.
  • Examines the regional impact of the recent evolution of the car, chemicals, steel and clothing industries.
  • Leads to a new and more complex picture of Italian development.

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