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Spatial and Economic Transformation of Mountain Regions : Landscapes As Commodities (Hardcover) (Manfred
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Mountain regions are subject to a unique set of economic pressures. While often primarily rural in nature, they often abut large cities while the development of industries such as hydroelectric power and the rapid development of tourism can bring about sweeping socio-economic change and vast demographic alterations.
This book provides an overview of these forces increased urbanisation, environmental pressures, cross-border governance of regional development and spatial disparities while much of the real world context draws on the Alps, spanning as they do, the significant economies of France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.