Social Sciences

Special Issue

Geographical Evidence in Changing Europe

  • Submission Deadline: Jun. 30, 2014
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Maria Prezioso
About This Special Issue
The aim of the issue is to highlighta common critical thinking (by concepts, methods, tools, procedures, experiences, etc.) to adopt measures in order to develop and to not invalidate the development efforts implemented by European Union states and regions during the 2007-2013 period. Different and "sustainable" approaches and solutions from several spatial approaches and baseline scenarios could represent thegeography contributionto re-addressing the competitive e cohesive future of territorial development in Europe.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Maria Prezioso

    Department Sciences and Technologies of Education, University of Rome Tor Vergatata, Roma, Italy

Guest Editors
  • An Chen

    Institutes of Science and Development, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China

  • Scott Nicholas Romaniuk

    American Military University, Charles Town, United States

  • Dan Zhou

    Institutes of Science and Development, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

  • camerada veronica

    UNIVERSITY OF SASSARI - DEPARTMENT OF HUMANISTIC AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, Italy

  • Scott Nicholas Romaniuk

    American Military University, Charles Town, United States

  • Baocheng Xia

    Henan Polytechnic University , College of Emergency Management, Jiaozuo, China

  • Wei Zhu

    Beijing Urban system Engineering Research Center, Beijing, China

  • Fr�d�ric Santamaria

    Universit� Paris Diderot Paris 7, France

  • Xiaohui Yao

    Beijing Institute of Labor Protection Science, Beijing, China

  • Ning Chen

    Henan Polytechnic University , College of Emergency Management, Jiaozuo, China

  • Xuefeng Li

    Central Party School, Beijing, China

Published Articles
  • Analysis on Regional Vulnerability to Rising Energy Prices: Focus on Sardinia (Italy)

    Gavino Mariotti

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4-1, July 2014
    Pages: 57-60
    Received: Feb. 27, 2014
    Accepted: May 27, 2014
    Published: Jun. 14, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ss.s.2014030401.16
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    Abstract: The paper analyzes the impact of the increasing energy costs on regional economic performances. In particular, the study focuses on the impact of energy costs on the transport system, with particular reference to the maritime transport, attributing it directly to the relevant importance of the local tourism industry. It shows the high dependence of... Show More
  • Territorial Cohesion and Regional Competitiveness: Defining Key-Notions in the EU's Regional Policy

    Bernard Elissalde , Frédéric Santamaria

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4-1, July 2014
    Pages: 4-12
    Received: Apr. 08, 2014
    Accepted: May 09, 2014
    Published: Jun. 14, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ss.s.2014030401.12
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    Abstract: By using three types of sources (official sources of the European Union, results of a questionnaire to practitioners, results of applied researches on European spatial planning), we demonstrate that no precise definitions can be given of two main notions of European spatial planning. This result is coherent with the literature on this field. This s... Show More
  • Entrepreneurship and Territorial Behavior. How to Exercise Competitiveness in Sustainability in Europe

    Maria Prezioso , Maria Coronato

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4-1, July 2014
    Pages: 28-45
    Received: May 08, 2014
    Accepted: May 28, 2014
    Published: Jun. 14, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ss.s.2014030401.14
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    Abstract: The paper focuses on territorial impacts of the European policy with regards to the enterprise systems in the last decade and how the effects of this policy could have irreparable modified the enterprise network relationships (socio-functional and interrelated/cohesive) in regions. This suspicion has suggested European choices include the territori... Show More
  • Polymer Wastes and Management in Cities and Towns of Africa and Sustainable Environment: Nigeria and European Experiences

    Kofo Ade Aderogba

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4-1, July 2014
    Pages: 79-88
    Received: May 12, 2014
    Accepted: May 12, 2014
    Published: Jun. 14, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ss.s.2014030401.19
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    Abstract: Polymer wastes litter everywhere. The objective of the paper is to assess the quantity and effects in the cities and towns with a view to make suggestions for globule in the risks of resultant environmental degradation for sustainable environment. The plants and facilities for manufacturing were visited. 9 Research Assistants were used for data and... Show More
  • Regions at Risk of Energy Poverty: The Case of Apulia. Between Potential and Limitations of the Regional Planning for the 2007-2013 Programming Cycle

    Labianca Marilena

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4-1, July 2014
    Pages: 61-73
    Received: May 12, 2014
    Accepted: May 12, 2014
    Published: Jun. 14, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ss.s.2014030401.17
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    Abstract: At the Community level, in recent years, the issues on poverty and energy efficiency as well as the socio-economic impacts are the basis of several political debates. The development of the European territory is having to deal with different mega trends and impacts of policies, in particular the increase in energy prices and the emergence of a new ... Show More
  • Foreword

    Maria Prezioso

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4-1, July 2014
    Pages: 1-3
    Received: May 13, 2014
    Accepted: May 13, 2014
    Published: Jun. 14, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ss.s.2014030401.11
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  • The Territorial Dimension of “Europe 2020”: Mapping European Regions under the Strategy to Emerge from the Crisis

    Rubén Camilo Lois González , Valerià Paül , Juan-Manuel Trillo-Santamaría

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4-1, July 2014
    Pages: 13-27
    Received: May 16, 2014
    Accepted: May 21, 2014
    Published: Jun. 14, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ss.s.2014030401.13
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    Abstract: The Europe 2020 Strategy (EU2020S) was launched by the European Commission (EC) in November 2009. The consolidated official document of the EU2020S constitutes a Communication from the Commission published in March 2010, being finally adopted by the European Council on the 17th of June 2010 in a meeting held in Brussels. The EU2020S has as meaningf... Show More
  • Synaptic Spaces of Europe: A Challenge for Spatial Planning

    Cecilia Scoppetta

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4-1, July 2014
    Pages: 46-56
    Received: May 16, 2014
    Accepted: May 21, 2014
    Published: Jun. 14, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ss.s.2014030401.15
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    Abstract: On the background of contemporary rescaling process and of the current broad rethinking of some relevant concepts – such as “region”, “territory”, “locality”, and “space” – the case of the Baltic Sea Macro-Region, and of the related place-based EU successful «experimentalist» strategies highlights the emerging of «soft spaces» as new forms of terri... Show More
  • Anthropogenic Activity and Regional Vulnerability to Change: The Case of Sardinia (Italy)

    Camerada Maria Veronica

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4-1, July 2014
    Pages: 74-78
    Received: May 29, 2014
    Accepted: Jun. 03, 2014
    Published: Jun. 14, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ss.s.2014030401.18
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    Abstract: The paper contributes to the debate on the relationship between economic growth and environmental limits. The analysis is conducted on a regional scale and focuses on the development of a pressure indicator which is the correlation between the performance (in Added Value terms) of each economic anthropogenic activity and its relative level of pollu... Show More