World Regions in Global Context by Sallie A. Marston

By Sallie A. Marston

This ebook employs an explicitly worldwide method of international neighborhood geography that examines the interconnections among humans and areas at varied scales, and that brings to the introductory learner the most up-tp-date and robust principles in geography. It positive aspects an emphasis on center areas, key towns, and exact landscapes that permits the authors to emphasize international connections whereas nonetheless protecting a standard concentrate on locations on the neighborhood scale. bankruptcy subject matters conceal a global of areas; the principles of worldwide areas; Europe; The Russian Federation, critical Asia, and the Transcaucasus; the center East and North Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; North the USA; Latin the US and the Caribbean; East Asia; Southeast Asia; South Asia; Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific; and destiny nearby geography. for people drawn to international local geography.

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2 Colonisation Policy This policy’s main goal was to increase agrarian production by creating new irrigation systems and infrastructures covering large farming areas. Initially (1939), the State undertook to do the basic works (dams, canals and irrigation ditches), leaving the individuals concerned to convert the land. In 1946, it was decided to favour smaller holdings (described as being of “local interest”), with the State collaborating with councils and colonisation groups. The results were poor, so a new Ley de Colonizacio´n y Distribucio´n de la Propiedad de las Zonas Regables (Irrigatable Area Property Colonisation and Distribution Act) was passed in 1949.

The Jaen Plan, approved in 1953, established the following objectives: the construction of major hydraulic works and conversion of dry land to irrigation, land preservation and forest repopulation; improved communications; mining research and programmes in favour of industrialisation, seeking private initiative. 5 Provincial Plans This policy saw the light in 1957 and was actually a way for the central Government to create minor infrastructures in the country’s different provinces and towns. It was never economically significant (1,000 million pesetas in 1957) and its goals were largely political: to provide resources with which to satisfy requests from local and provincial authorities, helping to solve some infrastructure-related problems.

10 Of course, the report also criticised the interventionist industrial policy applied in the previous 20 years, suggesting a need for a free marketplace and elimination of the regulations which had hindered Spanish growth and prevented the country’s productive system from being more competitive. 2 National Development Planning: Some Keys to Understanding the Role of Regional Factors and Development Policies The Development Plans established during the period 1964–1975 followed the French “indicative plan” model, although the public sector played a more important role in Spain.

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