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Economic Competitiveness: you win some, you lose more

A campaigners guide to the language of economic competitiveness, the concepts and assumptions that lie behind it, and what they really mean

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This briefing aims to demystify some of the economic arguments used in the debate between development and the environment.  A case study applies concepts of economic competitiveness to a small English town to provide insights into the impacts of economic development.  The briefing goes on to show how campaigners can engage succesfully with economic arguments and proposals which threaten quality of life and the environment.


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