Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

From Riches To Rags: The Econo-Geographical Transformation Of North-Eastern Estonia

Contents:

Author Info

  • Robert Mikecz

    ()
    (Liverpool Hope University)

Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    North-eastern Estonia and its centre, the town of Narva, had traditionally been a significant centre for industry and transit cargo between Russia and the West. The region's contribution to national output had been substantial. During World War II, Narva was virtually destroyed. The policies of the Soviet era, which led to over-industrialisation and over-urbanisation, transformed this historical Estonian town into a typical Soviet settlement with a predominantly Russian population. The legacies of the Soviet era left post-Soviet North-eastern Estonia and Narva overpopulated and overindustrialised. Since regaining independence in 1991, Estonia has undergone dramatic economic, political, and social changes. The subsequent restructuring of the country’s economy and the neo-liberal economic policies of the successive Estonian governments have adversely affected the development of North-eastern Estonia. Unemployment, ethnic problems, isolation from the rest of the country and widespread urban poverty are all parts of contemporary life in this underdeveloped region. This paper examines the econo-geographical consequences of North-eastern Estonia’s transformation from a centrally plan economy to a freemarket economy with particular reference to their impacts on the urban area of Narva.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.biblioteca.ase.ro/downres.php?raf=1254
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania in its journal The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal.

    Volume (Year): 10 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 23 (February)
    Pages: 211-218

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:aes:amfeco:v:10:y:2008:i:23:p:211-218

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: 6 ROMANA PLACE, 70167 - BUCHAREST
    Phone: 0040-01-2112650
    Fax: 0040-01-3129549
    Email:
    Web page: http://amfiteatrueconomic.ase.ro/
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords: Estonia; economic transition; regional development; inequality; urban poverty;

    Find related papers by JEL classification:

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:aes:amfeco:v:10:y:2008:i:23:p:211-218. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Valentin Dumitru).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.