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The effects of the current crisis on the unemployment and on the general job-exchanges in Romania. Territorial and temporal particularities

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| Full text .pdf | The most recent dynamics of the unemployment (December 2008 – April 2010) and of the general job-exchanges (2008 – 2010) during the current economic-financial crisis represents the aim of this article. The first part of the paper

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Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, 2011

Industrial Clusters and Regional Development in Romania

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The analysis of industrial clusters became a very actual topic for academic debates and for Governments trying to foster economic growth. In Romania, since the end of the 1990’s until the present day there have been many researches foccusing on the identification of industrial clusters and on the analysis of triggering factors which stood at their origins. All these studies concluded the fact that Romanian clusters appeared „naturally” through industrial attractiveness for direct foreign investments and in the absence of a regional policy to stimulate the formation of competitive productive agglomerations. On the other hand the regional development policy since the end of the 1990’s has led to the development of public clusters. Beginning with 2005, four cluster initiatives were promoted as instruments to grow competitiveness through collective learning.

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Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, 2010

Unemployment in Romania During the Current Economic-Financial Crisis. Territorial Particularities

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This comparative analysis of unemployment (December 2008 – December 2009) during the current economic-financial crisis is based on county disparities (NUTS III) revealed by several statistical indicators, such as the general unemployment rate, number of the unemployed, the male/female ratio

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Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, 2010

Demographic Ageing in Romania’s Rural Area

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Europe has faced for several decades and is still facing an ageing process of its population. Within it, Romania, a country, striving to successfully integrate into the European Union, is also experiencing the same process. The ageing process of the

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Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, 2010

The Recent Dynamics and Structure of International Mobility of Moldavian Population

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During the last few years the international migration of our fellow citizens has become a day to day trifle. Even before accessing the European Union, Romanians had learnt what Europe stands for, what it aspires to and especially how the

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Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, 2010

From (self-)exclusion to integration: the case of Roma in Romania

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After providing a historical context covering the salient features of the last two centuries which have seen great changes in socioeconomic fortunes and political subordination, this article attempts aconceptualisation on Roma’s exclusion which constitutes an important part of the ‘poverty

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Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, 2009

Imaginative Geographies, Dracula and the Transylvania ‘Place Myth’

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Author Affiliations Department of Geography, Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park, Liverpool L16 9JD United Kingdom Email: duncan_light@yahoo.com Abstract Imaginative geographies have become a central concept in Anglo-American cultural geography in recent years. We all form knowledge, ideas and beliefs in our

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Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, 2008

Geographic Distribution of Sanitary Resources in Romania and its Consequences on Individual and Public Health

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The paper is aiming to analyze the distribution of sanitary resources in Romania and the consequences of its features on individual and public health. The main objectives of the study are being: to overall asses the sanitary activity in Romania; to analyze through an evolutionary and comparative perspective the Health Care delivery components, mainly the medical personnel and medical units; to identify the territorial inequalities in the distribution of sanitary resources and to evaluate the consequences derived from the present inequalities existing at the level of sanitary resources.

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Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, 2008

The Recent Development of Commercial Services in the Context of Globalization. Case Study: Bucharest

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Author Affiliations Institute of Geography, Dimitrie Racoviţă St 12, 023993, Bucharest, Romania Email: radusageata@yahoo.com Abstract The fall of the communist regime and the demise of the bipolar political order have been factors for the development of globalizing connections on the

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Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, 2008

Geographical considerations regarding the Romanian higher education

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Full text .pdf Le système national d’enseignement supérieur roumain était représenté au début de l’année universitaire 2004-2005 par 117 institutions, dont 57 d’Etat et 60 privées. Dans le cadre de toutes ces institutions, approximativement 600000 étudiants suivaient leurs cours, ce

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Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, 2007