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The New Regional Economies
The US Common Market and the Global Economy


Volume: 2
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Planning (General)

October 1997 | 207 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The politics and economics of the United States are wedded in the political economy of the nation state and the nationalist economic policies. This `nationalist paradigm' is, however, showing the following signs of fatigue: the role of the nation state is diminishing as the economy globalizes; US national accounting systems are less effective, technology forces change; trading blocs are emerging; there is less control of exchange rates; regional economies are restructuring; and competitive environments are changing. This book proposes that political jurisdictions are not economies but polities, and explores the complex and important economic implications of this thesis.
 
Introduction and Overview
 
The Nation as Economy
Triumph of a Faulty Paradigm  
 
The Economic Region
 
The Internal Interdependence of Regions
 
Business Cycles and Local Economies
 
Economic Federalism and the New Political Economy
 
The Regional Economic Commons
 
The Global Commons
 
Intergovernmental Roles in Economic Policy-Making
 
Policy and Governance for the Regional Economic Commons
 
The United States Common Market
Policy and Governance  
 
Afterword
The Challenge and the Opportunity  

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