In fifteen insightful new essays noted scholars in geography, economics, and public policy provide a comparative examination of the problems and prospects for development in frontier areas. Blending theory with case studies, the essays challenge the widely held notion that peripheral areas are marginal or backward.
Yehuda Gradus is professor of geography at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Harvey Lithwick is professor of economics at Carleton University.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Borders Part 2 The Nature of Frontiers Chapter 3 Romancing the Line: Edges and Seams in Western and Indigenous Mindscapes with Special Reference to Bedouin Chapter 4 Redefining the Frontier: Regional Development in the Post-Welfare Era Chapter 5 Comparative Frontier Experiences Chapter 6 The Role of the Frontier in Economic Development: American Theory and International Experience Chapter 7 Brazil's Frontier Experience and Sustainable Development: A Geopolitical Approach Chapter 8 Urban System Development Chapter 9 "Frontier" Development in Australia Chapter 10 From Frontier to Periphery: The Development of Israel's Negev Part 11 Regional Development in Frontier Areas Chapter 12 The Frontier as Chain Reaction Chapter 13 Long Waves of Frontier Development Chapter 14 The Development of Tourism in Frontier Regions: Issues and Approaches Chapter 15 A Social Safety Net for the Negev Part 16 Innovation and Technological Development in Frontier Areas Chapter 17 Local Synergy as an Explanation for Innovation in Peripheral and Frontier Areas Chapter 18 Japan's Technopolis: A Model for Frontier Development in East Asia Chapter 19 Endogenous Development and Innovative Regional Milieux: International Evidence Relevant to Frontier Regions