The Contemporary Spanish Economy: A Historical Perspective

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Taylor & Francis, 2005 - Business & Economics - 378 pages
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Peri-urban interfaces - the zones where urban and rural areas meet - suffer from the greatest problems to humans caused by rapid urbanization, including intense pressures on resources, slum formation, lack of adequate services such as water and sanitation, poor planning and degradation of farmland. These areas, home to hundreds of millions of people, face unique problems and need distinctive and innovative approaches and solutions.This book, authored by top researchers and practitioners, covers the full breadth and depth of the impacts of rapid urbanization on livelihoods, poverty and resources in the peri-urban zones in diverse African, Asian, Latin American and Caribbean contexts. Topics include peri-urban resource sustainability, ecosystems and societies and environmental changes in peri-urban zones. Rich case studies cover production systems and livelihoods including the impacts of irrigated vegetable production, horticulture, dairy enterprises, waste-fed fisheries and pastoral livelihoods. Also addressed are planning and development issues in the peri-urban interface including the difficulty in achieving sustainability, conflict and cooperation over resources, and a fresh look at the relationship between people and their environment. The final part of the book presents policies and strategies for promoting and measuring sustainability in peri-urban zones including community-based waste management, the co-management of watersheds and empowerment of the poor.This book is the most comprehensive examination of the challenges and solutions facing the people and environments of peri-urban zones and is essential reading for all practitioners, students and academics in geography and development.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments pageXUl
1
Contemporary Spanish Agriculture
26
Agricultural Policy Since l939
72
l0 Percentage Share of the Agricultural Sector in Gross Domestic
94
l4 Percentage Increase of Consumer Goods Prices December l970
101
l5 General IndexoftheCostof Living l97l l972
107
2l Average Yields Selected Cereals l975
115
The Long Road to Spains Industrial
120
l5 Evolution of Industrial Wages l964 and l972
239
l9 Average Size of the Labor Force in Industrial Enterprises Employing
247
The Economic Crisis of the l970s
265
EnergyRelated Ratios l97078
284
The Restoration of Free Trade Unions
322
Quo Vadis Hispania?
345
Bibliography
360
Index
366

The Spanish Industrial Revolution of
199
l0 Yearly Rates of Growth of GNP in Real Terms for Selected Countries
232

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