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.
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 KovÃƒÂ¡cs and Vic Duke. National Reviews: Bulgaria, Julia Spiridonova and Nikolai Grigorov; Czech Republic, Milos Cerveny and Alios Andrle; Estonia, Kaarel Kilvits; Hungary, Gyula HorvÃƒÂ¡th; 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 regionsÂ in East-Central Europe, Adrain Smith and Petr PavlÃƒÂnek; 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 Germanyâ€™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.
’The editors have produced a coherent, systematic and relevant overview of regional development and regional policy that will be of interest to academic researchers and practitioners alike.’ European Access Plus ’...admirably structured...densely packed with helpful information...will certainly be of enormous assistance to the researcher, practitioner or student trying to grapple with the complexity of the issues at stake in trying to integrate the CEE countries into the new Europe.’ Regional and Federal Studies ’...the book certainly provides a valuable addition to the debate on post-socialist developments in general and ECE in particular. In offering a broad, yet systematic and coherent approach, it offers a good overview of the changes in ECE, their background and implications and encourages further debate and study. I shall certainly recommend it to our library and my students.’ European Urban and Regional Studies