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The Routledge Handbook to Regional Development in Central and Eastern Europe
The Routledge Handbook to Regional Development in Central and Eastern Europe

Twenty-five years into transformation, Central and Eastern European regions have undergone substantial socio-economic restructuring, integrating into European and global networks and producing new patterns of regional differentiation and development. Yet post-socialist modernisation has not been without its contradictions, manifesting in increasing social and territorial inequalities. Recent studies also suggest there are apparent limits to post-socialist growth models, accompanying a new set of challenges within an increasingly uncertain world. Aiming to deliver a new synthesis of regional development issues at the crossroads between ‘post-socialism’ and ‘post-transition’, this book identifies the main driving forces of spatial restructuring in Central and Eastern Europe, and charts the different regional development paths which take shape against the backdrop of post-crisis Europe. A comparative approach is used to highlight common development challenges and the underlying patterns of socio-economic differentiation alike. The issues investigated within the Handbook extend to a discussion of the varied economic consequences of transition, the social structures and institutional systems which underpin development processes, and the broadly understood sustainability of Central and Eastern Europe’s current development model. This book will be of interest to academics and policymakers working in the fields of regional studies, economic geography, development studies and policy.

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Welcome at the portal of Institute for Regional Studies
Welcome at the portal of Institute for Regional Studies

Dear Guest! The portal of IRS is under construction. We are continuously adding new content and trying to improve the appereance. Your comments are welcome, please do not hesitate to contact the editor: szracz@rkk.hu

Katalin Kovács new Director of the Institute of Regional Studies
Katalin Kovács new Director of the Institute of Regional Studies

With the approval of the President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences the Director General of the of HAS Centre for Economic and Regional Studies appointed Katalin Kovács, senior researh fellow, head of the Central and North Hungarian Research Department director of the Institute of Regional Studies as of January 4, 2017.

New Ideas and New Generations of Regional Policy in Eastern Europe
New Ideas and New Generations of Regional Policy in Eastern Europe

The international conference organised by the Institute of Regional Studies titled „New Ideas and New Generations of Regional Policy in Eastern Europe” was organised in Pécs between April 7-8. Over 150 participants from 15 countries attended the conference, where the successful work was conducted in 8 thematic sessions (socio-economic inequalities, regional policy, cohesion, sustainability, migration, border regions, territorial capital, rural innovations, smart city). A major objective of the event, alongside the presentation of the most state-of-the art results of territorial researches and the debate on current questions was to contribute to strengthening the international relationships of researchers and to encourage new cooperations. The conference was opened by Ádám Török, secretary general of Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Ilona Pálné Kovács director of Institute for Regional Studies. The plenary lectures was presented by excellent scientists as Simin Davoudi, Dominic Stead, Giancarlo Cotella, Gabriel Badescu. The conference presentations and abstracts are available on following link.

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Scientific activity report of the Institute for Regional Studies, year 2016

Contents: I. Main duties of the research institute. II. Outstanding research results. III. National and international relations. IV. Research proposals, winning in 2016. V. List of important publications.

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New publications of Viktor Varjú, Tünde Virág and James W. Scott in Ethnic and Racial Studies

Special Issue: Racialized Bordering Discourses on European Roma. Krisztina Keresztély, James W. Scott & Tünde Virág: Roma communities, urban development and social bordering in the inner city of Budapest. Viktor Varjú & Shayna Plaut: Media mirrors? Framing Hungarian Romani migration to Canada in Hungarian and Canadian press. Nira Yuval-Davis, Viktor Varjú, Miika Tervonen, Jamie Hakim & Mastoureh Fathi: Press discourses on Roma in the UK, Finland and Hungary.

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New publication of László Faragó and James W. Scott in European Planning Studies

Policy governance from an autopoietic perspective: revisiting Hungary’s regionalization experience.

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New publication of Péter Balogh and Márton Pete in Journal of Borderlands Studies

Bridging the Gap: Cross-border Integration in the Slovak–Hungarian Borderland around Štúrovo–Esztergom.

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New publication of Judit Timár and Gábor Velkey in Journal of Rural Studies

The relevance of the political economic approach: The interpretations of the rural in the migration decision of young women and men in an economically backward region.

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