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Local authorities and regional policy in the UK

attitudes, representations, and the local economy

by R. M. Ball

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Published by P. Chapman Pub. in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain.
    • Subjects:
    • Regional planning -- Great Britain.,
    • Local government -- Great Britain.,
    • Regional economics.,
    • Space in economics.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementR.M. Ball.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHT395.G7 B32 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 196 p. :
      Number of Pages196
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL907603M
      ISBN 101853962554
      LC Control Number95201847


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