Space and regulation between the local and the global: the case of Italian development policies

Author/s Franco Chiarello, Lidia Greco
Publishing Year 2010 Issue 2010/118
Language Italian Pages 13 P. 40-52 File size 280 KB
DOI 10.3280/SL2010-118003
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The article deals with the debate concerning Italian development policies. It considers the regulatory changes in Italian legislation, the emergence of new regulatory scales and the outcomes associated with them. It does so by using the insights of economic sociology and political geography. Southern Italy is the focus of the analysis. The article contends that the meaningful shift in development policies has not produced a similar discontinuity in the economic dynamics of the Mezzogiorno. It is explained that it is not the model as such that prevents positive outcomes but rather the complex relationship between the local and the global dimensions. As a consequence, it is suggested that development should be considered again as a socio-political issue and that a more complex perspective should be pursued. The role of the State is believed to be the crux of the problem.

Keywords: Development policies, Mezzogiorno, space, regulation, globalization, State

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Franco Chiarello, Lidia Greco, Territorio e regolazione tra locale e globale: il caso delle politiche di sviluppo italiane in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO " 118/2010, pp 40-52, DOI: 10.3280/SL2010-118003