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This title was first published in 2000. One of the most comprehensive overviews of regional development and policy emergence in the Central and East European countries to date, this book focuses on economic and social cohesion, bringing together a wide range of empirical research and discussion material.
Table of Contents
Contents: Dimensions of Transition: Introduction: challenges of transition for regional development, John Bachtler, Ruth Downes and Grzegorz Gorzelak; The progress of transition in East Central Europe, Michael Bradshaw and Alison Stenning; Transformation and the interdependencies between political and economic development, Thiemo W. Eser; The effects of privatization in Central and Eastern Europe: evidence from households in three Central European capitals, Keith Grime, Zoltan Kovßcs and Vic Duke. National Reviews: Bulgaria, Julia Spiridonova and Nikolai Grigorov; Czech Republic, Milos Cerveny and Alios Andrle; Estonia, Kaarel Kilvits; Hungary, Gyula Horváth; Latvia, Raita Karnite; Lithuania, Eduardas Vilkas; Poland, Grzegorz Gorzelak; Romania, Ioan Ianos; Slovak Republic, Juraj Silvan; Slovenia, Pavle Sicherl and Stanka Kukar. Thematic Perspectives: Regional disparity, industrial development and technology change in Hungary, Anne Lorentzen; Inward investment, cohesion and the wealth of regions in East-Central Europe, Adrain Smith and Petr Pavlánek; The spatial dimension of environmental problems, Helmut Karl, Omar Rann and John Macquarrie; SMEs in the Visegrad countries: on their way to Europe?, Friederike Welter; Cross-border co-operation at Germany’s Eastern border: institutional limits to multi-level governance, Eiko R. Thielemann. Policy Responses: Regional policy in the Czech Republic and EU accession, Jiri Blazek and Sjaak Boeckhout; Regional development policy in Poland in the 1990s, Marek Kozak; Regional policy evolution in Hungary, Ruth Downes; Regional policy in Central and Eastern Europe: the EU perspective, Jean-Francois Drevet; Transition, cohesion and regional policy in Central and Eastern Europe: conclusions, John Bachtler, Ruth Downes and Grzegorz Gorzelak.