Rise and Decline of Industry in Central and Eastern Europe

A Comparative Study of Cities and Regions in Eleven Countries

  • Bernhard Müller
  • Maroš Finka
  • Gerd Lintz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Gerhard Schimak, Thomas Dillinger, Helga Wagner
    Pages 25-43
  3. Julia Spiridonova, Maria Novakova
    Pages 45-67
  4. Gerd Lintz, Karl Schmude
    Pages 81-110
  5. Elisabeth Visy, György Zala, Krisztian Schneller
    Pages 111-129
  6. Zaiga Krišjane
    Pages 131-153
  7. Serban Nadejde, Dorottya Pantea, Adrian Dumitrache, Ionica Braulete
    Pages 179-194
  8. Maroš Finka, Robert Janaček, Dagmar PetrÍková
    Pages 195-212
  9. Zlata Ploštajner
    Pages 213-227
  10. Leonid Rudenko, Irina Gukalova, Gregory Pidgrushniy
    Pages 229-254
  11. Bernhard Müller, Maroš Finka, Gerd Lintz
    Pages 255-266
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 267-274

About this book


In the course of the tremendous political and economic upheaval starting in 1989/1990 many industrial cities and regions in Central and Eastern Europe have been confronted with profound problems. This book presents eleven detailed national reports which describe the situation in such cities and regions as well as the strategies which have been employed to cope with structural change. The country reports are complemented by short case studies of selected cities and regions. An introduction gives background to such topics as structural change and the ramifications of EU enlargement. Finally some conclusions are drawn and recommendations offered for future policy.


Central Europe EU Enlargement Eastern Europe European Union (EU) Hungary development industrial city post-socialism regional policy spatial development structural change transition

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernhard Müller
    • 1
  • Maroš Finka
    • 2
  • Gerd Lintz
    • 1
  1. 1.Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional DevelopmentDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Spatial Planning and Urban Design, Faculty of ArchitectureSlovak University of TechnologyBratislavaSlovakia

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