DYNAMICS OF SPATIAL COMPLEXITY IN DISADVANTAGED SOCIO-ECONOMIC AREAS

Paul Razvan SERBAN, Ioan IANOS

Abstract


This paper examines the relevance of spatial complexity concept, especially looking to the dynamics, applied to the disadvantaged socio-economic areas. Relations between different territorial sub-systems have a strong spatial component. Socio-economic sub-systems are connected and interrelated causally but this trend accumulates differentiated increases that are transmitted to spatial complexity. Spatial complexity is not synonymous with economic development unless specialization is achieved only in the primary sector. On the other hand, forced diversification of economic activities achieved by a centralized political system is not a way out of the vicious circle of underdevelopment. Using some relevant variables to measure the socio-economic territorial discrepancies, were delineated the disadvantaged areas. The deep analysis it was made on three selected socio-economic areas, located in different geographical contexts. Dynamics of spatial complexity of rural areas is a relative one, contradictory, with reducing trends of. These tendencies are defined by a subsistence dominant agriculture, accompanied by an incipient services sector.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15551/scigeo.v58i2.154

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