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The missing link between urban and rural development: Lessons from Iraqi Kurdistan Region
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies. University of Freiburg, Germany.
2013 (English)In: Peripheralization:The Making of Spatial Dependencies and Social Injustice: The Making of Spatial Dependencies and Social Injustice / [ed] Andrea Fischer-Tahir, Matthias Naumann, Wiesbaden:Springer VS,: Springer, 2013, 121-144 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper contributes to the development of a better understanding of the peripheralization concept by highlighting the causes and effects of socio-spatial and economic disparities between rural and urban areas in the Kurdistan Region in Iraq. Peripheralization is defined here as the presence of an increasing gap between the urban core and the rural periphery, one which stretches to socially and politically unacceptable levels (Rodríguez-Posea/Fratesib, 2002: 3). In the local context, rural periphery denotes an area with limited access not only to infrastructure and social services but also to income opportunities.

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Wiesbaden:Springer VS,: Springer, 2013. 121-144 p.
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polycentricity, city-region, rural economy, spatial development policy, peripheral region, Iraqi Kurdistan
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Social and Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-107701DOI: 10.1007/978-3-531-19018-1_6ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84930579486ISBN: 978-3-531-18332-9ISBN: 978-353119018-1OAI: diva2:577701

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Available from: 2012-12-16 Created: 2012-12-16 Last updated: 2016-03-04Bibliographically approved

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