Regeneration and economic development in Greece: de-industrialisation and uneven development

Joyce Liddle

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Abstract

The 2004 Olympic Games showcased Greece on a global stage, with Athens and its hinterland benefiting from massive infrastructure projects. Stringent attempts were made to develop culture, tourism and agriculture, but many urban and rural areas experienced de-industrialisation, not unlike that found in Western Europe. The rural/urban divide within Greece is particularly acute as the Greek islands and farming communities benefited more from Euro-funds than some of their semi-urbanised counterparts. The cases examined in this paper (Kastoria's beaver industry, Lavrion's mining, and textiles and fruit in Naoussa) suffered the loss of markets, poor investment and a shrinking employment base.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-354
Number of pages10
JournalLocal Government Studies
Volume35
Issue number3
Early online date8 Jul 2009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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In: Local Government Studies, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2009, p. 335-354.

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