L'économie politique du reclassement urbain dans la Hongrie des années postsocialistes

Translated title of the contribution: The political economy of Urban reclassification in post-socialist Hungary

Laszlo Kulcsar, David L. Brown

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Abstract

Urban reclassification is usually a statistical exercise, acknowledging that places have met certain development criteria. In some countries, though, it is also an important political game. Local leaders believe that the urban title is the key to future development, while national politicians perceive reclassification as a tool to increase political capital. This study examines the political economy of urban reclassification in Hungary in a historical perspective, discussing the pro-urban development legacy and reclassification dynamics. Contemporary political and development motives are also examined. Statistical analysis investigates the impact of reclassification on urbanization trends.

Translated title of the contributionThe political economy of Urban reclassification in post-socialist Hungary
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)479-490
Number of pages12
JournalRegional Studies
Volume45
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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