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Territorial Inequalities in Central Europe - Spatial Analysis of the Visegrad Countries

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Author(s): DÁNIEL KUTTOR

Journal: Romanian Review of Regional Studies
ISSN 1841-1576

Volume: V;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 25;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Territorial inequalities | Regional development | Visegrad countries | Regional types

ABSTRACT
I wish to contribute to the spatial analysis of Europe focusing on the Visegrad Four countries. This paper deals with the economic development of NUTS 2 regions of the named Central European states during the interval 1995-2005. At first, I have given a brief overview of the theories regarding the relationship between the development and territorial inequalities. Thereafter, I have investigated the changes of regional disparities by countries and in time. For a better understanding of the different regional performances, I have grouped the different territories based on the population density and on the economic division. I aimed at proving the existence of the “trade off” phenomenon concerning the regional development; and the changing of the “west-east incline”. Finally, I have drawn a conclusion from the outcomes of the analysis.
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