Latent Drivers of Landscape Transformation in Eastern Europe: Past, Present and Future
AbstractLand-use changes in Europe have been influenced by social forces including economic, demographic, political, technological and cultural factors. Contributing to a refined conceptualization of multifaceted processes of landscape transformation in the European continent, the present study proposes an extensive review of land-use trends in Eastern Europe, focusing on past, present and future conditions that may characterize latent drivers of change. Three time periods with a specific institutional, political and socioeconomic context reflecting distinct processes of land-use change were identified including: (i) the rapid transition to a centralized political system since the early 1950s (up to the late 1980s); (ii) a progressive transition from communist regimes to parliamentary democracy in 1989–1990 (up to the early 2000s); and (iii) the subsequent accession of individual countries to the European Union (2004–2007) up to nowadays. The most recent land-use trends are increasingly influenced by European directives on the environment, while national policies continue to shape economic development in member states. View Full-Text
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Prokopová, M.; Cudlín, O.; Včeláková, R.; Lengyel, S.; Salvati, L.; Cudlín, P. Latent Drivers of Landscape Transformation in Eastern Europe: Past, Present and Future. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2918.
Prokopová M, Cudlín O, Včeláková R, Lengyel S, Salvati L, Cudlín P. Latent Drivers of Landscape Transformation in Eastern Europe: Past, Present and Future. Sustainability. 2018; 10(8):2918.Chicago/Turabian Style
Prokopová, Marcela; Cudlín, Ondřej; Včeláková, Renata; Lengyel, Szabolcs; Salvati, Luca; Cudlín, Pavel. 2018. "Latent Drivers of Landscape Transformation in Eastern Europe: Past, Present and Future." Sustainability 10, no. 8: 2918.
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