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Societal implication and challenges of demographic change – some introductory remarks

Barbara Černič-Mali
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  • Univ.dipl.ekon. Barbara Černič Maly, Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia Ljubljana, TrnovskiPristan 2, Slovenia
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/ Andreas Koch
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  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Koch, Department of Geography and Geology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
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/ Madeleine Koch
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  • MSc. Madeleine Koch, Department of Geography and Geology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34,5020 Salzburg, Austria
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Published Online: 2014-02-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/euco-2014-0001


This introduction into the special issue of European Countryside describes the need to move from knowledge to action and from simplification to complexification in contemporary discourses about demographic change. While the first movement arguably refers to the contributions of this issue the latter is a plea towards more specification and differentiation when investigating and assessing phenomena of demographic change.

Keywords : local knowledge; demographic complexity; regional disparities


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Published Online: 2014-02-18

Published in Print: 2014-03-01

Citation Information: European Countryside, ISSN (Online) 1803-8417, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/euco-2014-0001. Export Citation

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