Publication
Title
Path dependence : a political economy perspective
Author
Abstract
In this commentary, I endorse Ron Martins thoughtful rethinking of the concept of path dependence in a successful attempt to improve our understanding of regional economic evolution. I take issue, however, with his quick dismissal of Marxist geographical political economy as an important reference point for understanding the evolution of the economic landscape. Taking inspiration from a spatialized reading of the regulationist perspective on socioeconomic development, I argue that Marxist geographical political economy is a key reference point for any theory of regional development because it points to the importance of capital accumulation, state restructuring and collective agency in shaping economic evolution.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International journal of urban and regional research. - London
Publication
London : 2012
ISSN
0309-1317 [print]
1468-2427 [online]
Volume/pages
36:1(2012), p. 158-165
ISI
000298477900010
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 13.02.2012
Last edited 05.11.2017
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