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Rethinking comparative studies: an agent-centred perspective

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Broadly speaking, three rival approaches to comparative research can be identified. One suggests that the study of different countries and their regions is unproblematic, and is best exemplified by scholarship in mainstream (particularly neoclassical) economics. Stress is placed on an integrated theoretical perspective emphasizing apparent similarities while explaining differences by reference to the heritage of nations and places. By way of a contrast a second approach, which owes much to an...

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Published
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10.1111/1471-0374.00041

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Transformations: Economy, Society and Place
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
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Institution:
University of Coventry
Department:
Centre for Local Economic Development
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Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Global Networks Journal website
Volume:
2
Issue:
4
Pages:
263-284
Publication date:
2002-10-01
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1471-0374
ISSN:
1470-2266
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2008-06-13

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