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Regional development in Central and Eastern Europe : development processes and policy challenges

Gorzelak, G. and Bachtler, J.F. and Smetkowski, M. (2010) Regional development in Central and Eastern Europe : development processes and policy challenges. Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series . Routledge, United Kingdom. ISBN 978-0-415-57136-4

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Abstract

The spatial patterns of the Central and Eastern European countries are changing rapidly. The challenge for these new Member States is to use EU membership to accelerate their growth and to reform their socio-economic and territorial structures. However, restructuring of CEE countries does not always produce results congruent with the aims and principles of the EU's common policies. This places new demands on EU Cohesion policy, in particular, as it has to address major new challenges of convergence and cohesion at international, national and regional levels, while keeping within an environment of budgetary constraint. As the European Commission undertakes a fundamental review of cohesion policy, new thinking will be required as to the way forward for regional development intervention at European level. Against this background, the aim of this book is to present a contemporary assessment of the main processes and dilemmas of regional development and regional policy in the new Member States, taking a broad perspective of EU policies and policy choices for the future.

Item type: Book
ID code: 15885
Keywords: regional development, regional policy, Central and Eastern Europe, new member states, border regions, urban development, EU Cohesion policy, Social Sciences (General), Political institutions (Europe)
Subjects: Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
Political Science > Political institutions (Europe)
Department: Strathclyde Business School > European Policies Research Centre
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Government and Public Policy > European Policies Research Centre
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Depositing user: Prof John Bachtler
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2010 12:05
Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 11:03
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/15885

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