Kritikai észrevételek a magyar vidékfejlesztésről a vidékföldrajz szempontjából

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Farkas, Jenő Zsolt
Kovács, András Donát
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Closing the development gap between rural and urban areas is one of the most important issues and social challenges both in Europe and in Hungary. However, because the main rural disadvantages and the connected scientific conceptions and professional approaches may differ from country to country or even region to region, it is very difficult to give integrated answers to the specific local problems. Our research results indicate that the unified principles and the relatively rigid regulatory framework of the connected support system have not been successful enough in the past decades in Hungary. We do not argue that positive results have been generated in many areas and rurality has been revalued from many aspects, but some of the rural localities have not yet regained their vitality. Using statistical analysis and empirical experience we highlighted the differences in the situation of the rural areas in Hungary, and also identified lagging groups of settlements both in terms of living conditions and in economic development. Additionally we gave a critical approach of the controversial practice of rural development, which proved ineffective in solving real problems many times, and we formulated new conceptual principles for policy discourses.
vidékfejlesztés , vidékfejlesztés - Magyarország , vidékföldrajz
Területi Statisztika 58: (1) pp. 57-83. (2018)