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Multiple deprivation in Athens: a legacy of persisting and deepening spatial divisions

Arapoglou, Vassilis, Karadimitriou, Nikos, Maloutas, Thomas and Sayas, John (2021) Multiple deprivation in Athens: a legacy of persisting and deepening spatial divisions. Hellenic Observatory Discussion Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe (157). Hellenic Observatory, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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This paper, first time in the Greek literature, measures and maps multiple deprivation in Athens in 2001 and three years into the economic crisis, in 2011, capturing the effects of two decades of urban development. We find that the spatial distribution of multiple deprivation in Athens, follows a centre-periphery as well as an east-west division that has persisted through time, and deepened during the decade of the 2000s. These divisions are linked to the political construction of the Athenian space, the way that the state has historically shaped how the city developed during the post-war period and has responded to the sovereign debt crisis since 2009. We argue that given the scale and persistency of multiple deprivation it is about time to reconsider the role of Greek urban regeneration policies that are implemented within a politically controlled and fragmented field of planning, without openly addressing redistribution and equity concerns.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Hellenic Observatory
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2021 11:21
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 12:21

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