The re-scaling of uneven development in Ghana and India

Richard Grant, Jan Nijman

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Over the past couple of decades, policies of liberalisation and deregulation have exposed formerly protected regional markets to the powerful forces of global capital. A comparative study of Ghana and India suggests that the gateway cities of Accra and Mumbai serve as the primary theatres of accumulation and as key regional engines of growth in their wider territorial economies. The regional push emanating from these urban centres entails a re-scaling of economic growth and of uneven development at the urban, regional, and national levels. Government policies in Ghana and India emphasise the virtues of growth and largely ignore, at a risk, the accompanying spatial inequalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-481
Number of pages15
JournalTijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2004


  • Ghana
  • Globalisation
  • India
  • Re-scaling
  • Regional push
  • Uneven development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Economics and Econometrics


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