Regional development in Greece - A look into the future
The book 'Regional Analysis and Policy' is a selection of perspectives on regional development issues in contemporary Greece. It is based on the contributions of Greek regional science research, as presented at the 2006 Congress of the European Regional Science Association in Volos, Greece. From a policy planning point of view, there have been changes in the way policies are designed and implemented, shifting from project planning to the development of programs. Through these activities, Greek regions have acquired significant knowledge, but most of all they have developed organizational structures and procedures towards more efficient regional development activities. The first chapter of Part I is written by Vassilis Monastiriotis. The author attempts to provide a space-time of inequality across the Greek regions and examine how the observed spatial patterns compare across socio-economic variables. The last chapter of Part I, written by Antonis Rovolis and Alexandra Tragaki, deals with migration flows in Greece.