The Political Economy of Britain's North-South Divide

  title={The Political Economy of Britain's North-South Divide},
  author={Ron Martin},
  journal={Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers},
  • R. Martin
  • Published 1988
  • History, Economics, Political Science
  • Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
During the course of the 1980s Britain has witnessed a marked increase in social and spatial inequality, and has become a much more divided society. One particular aspect of this growing division-the widening economic, social and political disparity between the north and south of the country-has become the focus of intense debate. A regional division between a prosperous 'south' and a relatively depressed 'northem periphery' can be traced back not just to the inter-war climacteric, as is… 

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