The geo-economic gravity systems as a tool for the analysis of socio-economic polarization in a society : country case study and geographic information modelling explain long-term transformation potential towards increased regional attractiveness and efficiency
Academic journal of interdisciplinary studies, 2018, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 129-136
KARKAZIS, John, BALTOS, Georgios, The geo-economic gravity systems as a tool for the analysis of socio-economic polarization in a society : country case study and geographic information modelling explain long-term transformation potential towards increased regional attractiveness and efficiency, Academic journal of interdisciplinary studies, 2018, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 129-136 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/56764
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In this paper the concept of the “Geo-Economic Gravity System” will be discussed as a methodological tool in regard with the key issue of “regional efficiency”, as well as a modeling tool in the effort to face relevant socio-economic problems. As a case study, the fierce opposition between oriental and western-oriented political powers, other words neo-Ottomans versus Kemalists in the Turkish society, is being respectively examined. The Geo-economic Gravity Systems explain the socio-economic rifts, heading back to the 90’s and demonstrating the multiple and prevailing societal polarization. On its second part, however, this study exhibits that, in the aftermath of the R.T. Erdogan’s governments, despite that the political dichotomy lines remain, at least the severe economic disparities have been smoothed due to policies, incentives and infrastructure investments accomplished. The analysis of Turkey’s internal geo-economic trends offers notable insight into the mechanism controlling in general the regional socio-economic attractiveness and efficiency. Consequently, such an analysis can remarkably contribute in the research of the spatial dimension as a catalyst for emerging development opportunities in any country.
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Full-text via DOI: 10.2478/ajis-2018-0054
ISSN: 2281-3993; 2281-4612
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