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Urbani izziv Volume 28, No. 2, December 2017 : 122-135

UDK: 711.2:913(100)(524)
DOI: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2017-28-02-004

 

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Author

Juha SAUNAVAARA

Hokkaido University, Arctic Research Center, Saporo, Japonska
juha.saunavaara@arc.hokudai.ac.jp

 

Title

The role of international development strategies in making regional development policies: Hokkaido as a case study

 

Abstract

During the past decades, national governments and international institutions have both searched for ways to equalise disparities and revitalise lagging regions. Although ideas and examples of the most effective ways to achieve these goals originate in various places, their influence is inclined to permeate elsewhere. Therefore, the processes involved in policy transfers are highly relevant from the perspective of regional development. This study approaches these processes through the case study of post-war Hokkaido and pays special attention to the role of three international development strategies: the Tennessee Valley Authority model, the Growth Pole Theory and the Industrial Cluster Theory. As a result, this research shows the wide variety of agents involved in policy transfer, analyses the processes of incorporating exogenous ideas into regional development polices and demonstrates the variety of sources from which different agents can draw lessons.

 

Key Words

policy transfer, regional development, development strategies, Hokkaido

 

 

 

PUBLISHER

Urbanistični inštitut RS
Urbani izziv - Editorial Board
Trnovski pristan 2, 1000 Ljubljana, SLO

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  urbani.izziv@uirs.si

ISSN

Print edition: 0353-6483
Web edition: 1855-8399

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