Resilience and Regional Development: New Roadmaps
Gabriela C. Pascariu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Romania
Ramona Ţigănaşu,
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Romania
Karima Kourtit ,
Open University, the Netherlands
Peter Nijkamp
, Open University, the Netherlands
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd

About the book
Interdisciplinary in its approach, with expert contributors from diverse backgrounds, Resilience and Regional Development brings to light the significance of multiple dimensions of resilience and its implications for the economy.

Using a spectrum of analytical tools and a diverse range of geographical case studies to draw multi-faceted conclusions with practical value, chapters delve into the current dynamic and complex context in which many regions evolve. The book focuses on key subjects such as the
concept of resilience, the negative effects generated by global shocks, systemic risks and vulnerabilities, and recovery and shock mitigation mechanisms. It also investigates the relevance of actionable regional initiatives in the spatial development process and how these enable a connection between decision-makers, places and people.

The insightful case studies will be a useful resource for scholars in the field of regional science, international economics, growth and regional development, as well as researchers looking to expand their knowledge of resilience approaches. Students and practitioners interested in the implementation of regional policies will also find this book informative and practical.

Publication Date: 11 August 2023  | ISBN: 978 1 03531 404 1

About the Editors

Gabriela Carmen Pascariu (Professor) & Ramona Ţigănaşu (Researcher) are currently working at Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Romania.

Karima Kourtit is a researcher at the Open University, Heerlen, the Netherlands. She was laboratory owner at the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) in the division Smart Cities and Data Analytics (owned by the Eindhoven University of Technology and Tilburg University), ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. She is also managing director of the Regional Science Academy. 

Peter Nijkamp is an emeritus professor of regional and urban economics and of economic geography at the VU University and is also associated with the Open University of the Netherlands (OU), Heerlen (the Netherlands); Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Iasi (Romania); KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden), the University of Technology, Benguérir (Morocco), and A. Mickiewicz University, Poznan (Poland). He serves on the editorial/advisory boards of more than 30 journals. According to the RePec list, he is one of the top 30 best-known economists in the world. He is also a fellow and former vice president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences. He has served as president of the governing board of the Netherlands Research Council (NWO). In 1996, he was awarded the most prestigious scientific prize in the Netherlands, the Spinoza award.

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