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Spatial Layers and Spatial Structure in Central and Eastern Europe

Egri, Zoltán and Tánczos, Tamás (2016): Spatial Layers and Spatial Structure in Central and Eastern Europe. Published in: Regional Statistics , Vol. 2, No. 5 (February 2016): pp. 34-61.

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Abstract

This paper analyses the special features that characterise the spatial structure of Central and Eastern Europe, a region still in the phase of transformation. This topic has already been discussed by numerous authors (Gorzelak 1997, Rechnitzer et al. 2008); the corresponding studies have identified both greater and lesser developed areas, as well as other intermediate areas, leading to various ‘geodesigns’, figures, and models. First, a brief description of the main studies of spatial structure affecting the macroregion is given; then our definition of the spatial structure of Central and Eastern Europe is outlined. This is not only based on the main traditional development indicators (e.g. GDP per capita, unemployment rate, and business density), but also considers the spatial structure layers (economy, society, concentration, settlement pattern, network, and innovation).

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