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Regional Development in Central and Eastern Europe : Development Processes and Policy Challenges

Gorzelak, Grzegorz and Bachtler, John and Smetkowski, Maciej, eds. (2010) Regional Development in Central and Eastern Europe : Development Processes and Policy Challenges. Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series . Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-57136-4

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Abstract

This book provides an up-to-date assessment of the main processes and dilemmas of regional development and regional policy in the newer European Union Member States in Central and Eastern Europe and neighbouring countries. It highlights the difficulties of balancing the demands within the new Member States for rapid regional growth and development with, firstly, the demands of the European Union overall that restructuring and development should conform to the aims and principles of EU common policies; and, secondly, with budgetary constraints. The book covers a wide range of issues, including global and national challenges to regional convergence and cohesion; regional dynamics, city networks and border issues; the effectiveness of policy responses at national and European levels, including an assessment of policy experiences from outside the new Member States; and likely future developments.