1982 volume 14(11) pages 1541 – 1549
doi:10.1068/a141541

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Green D G, 1982, "The spatial sciences and the state" Environment and Planning A 14(11) 1541 – 1549

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The spatial sciences and the state

D G Green

Received 19 February 1982, in revised form 31 March 1982

Abstract. This paper responds to an essay by Dear entitled "The state: a research agenda" published in a special issue of Environment and Planning A on 'the state, the law, and the spatial sciences'. The narrowness of Dear's proposed research programme is criticised, and two additional questions for students of the spatial sciences are raised: is a nonsectional state feasible, and to what extent could urban services be supplied by mutual aid rather than by governments or commercial interests?

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