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Characteristics And Temporal Gaps Of The Rural Space


  • Sorinel Ionel BUCUR

    () (Institute of Agricultural Economics, Romanian Academy, Bucharest)


Among the activities of vital importance for any economy, an important place is held by the knowledge, research and identification of alternatives for rural area development, a complexity derived both from the rural area size and from the share of the population employed in productive activities of services, social-cultural and habitat, etc. Although rural development is an issue that can be considered as perennial as the agricultural activity, as it has quasi-permanently accompanied agriculture development, this emerged as a problematic domain, at least in the European area, mainly in the 1990s. The share of the rural population and of the rural space contributed to the national and international importance of the rural area development and planning, on the one hand; on the other hand, the importance of rural life was also a core issue, up to the level to which, in many European countries, in the European Council and the European Union, rural development became a basic pillar of the Community policy.

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  • Sorinel Ionel BUCUR, 2015. "Characteristics And Temporal Gaps Of The Rural Space," Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Institute of Agricultural Economics, vol. 12(2), pages 223-235.
  • Handle: RePEc:iag:reviea:v:12:y:2015:i:2:p:223-235

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    1. Amitrajeet A. Batabyal & Karima Kourtit & Peter Nijkamp, 2019. "New Technological Knowledge, Rural and Urban Agriculture, and Steady State Economic Growth," Networks and Spatial Economics, Springer, vol. 19(3), pages 717-729, September.

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    gaps; rural space; regionality;
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    JEL classification:

    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)


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