Geographia Polonica (2016) vol. 89, iss. 4

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Economic resilience: The case of Poland and certain European regions

Grzegorz Masik

Geographia Polonica (2016) vol. 89, iss. 4, pp. 457-471
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7163/GPol.0068

Abstract

The study of economic resilience represents a relatively new subject of debate within the framework of regional studies. Here, the author first presents the evolutionary approach to resilience, and within it the agency perspective; before refocusing on the macroeconomic policy pursued in Poland, which is deemed to have spared the country and many of its regions from the recession otherwise experienced so widely during the crisis in Europe. The author then turns to a characterisation of eight European regions, including one in Poland, describing the actions taken and strategies pursued with a view to counteracting the negative effects of the crisis, andbuilding economic resilience to future events of the same kind.

Keywords: economic resilience, evolutionary approach, agency perspective, economic crisis, Poland, European regions, Pomorskie region

Grzegorz Masik, Institute of Geography University of Gdańsk Bażyńskiego 4, 80-952 Gdańsk: Poland