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Title: Regional development planning in the Third World, with special reference to the East Bank of Jordan
Author: Hunati, H. A.-K.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1978
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The primary objective of this study is to identify and investigate the factors behind the sectro-regional inequality of development in the Third World, with special reference to the East Bank of Jordan. Such identification and investigation are crucial for sound regional development policies. Thus the approaches of sectro-regional inequality were discussed and examined in context of East bank of Jordan. Sectorial inequality of development was found to be real in the study area, and reflected on its space in such a way that the area can be divided into four development regions: a developed region with an associated less traditional agricultural peripheral region, and a developed sub-sectoral region with an associated traditional agricultural peripheral region. Such factors as accessibility, urbanization, early contact with outside, distance from the major urban-industrial centres, physical patterns, initial advantages, diffusion of innovation and interaction which are often held responsible for such inequality of development are discussed and examined in the space of the study area. All these factors are accepted for explanation of the real inequality, except that the distance from the major urban-industrial centre was found to be insignificant. The thesis concludes with comments towards the formulation of a sound regional development policy for Jordan based upon findings in the thesis.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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