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The Geography of Manufacturing in Athens During the Debt Crisis (La geografia della manifattura ad Atene negli anni della crisi)
Titolo Rivista:  TERRITORIO
Autori/Curatori: Olga Balaoura
Anno di pubblicazione: 2017 Fascicolo: 81 Lingua: Inglese
Numero pagine: 6 P. 86-91 Dimensione file: 232 KB
DOI: 10.3280/TR2017-081020
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Eight years after the onset of the Greek debt crisis and the austerity regime imposed in the country, industrial production currently seems to be at an all-time low. However, manufacturing has being in a permanent pattern of relative decline since the mid-1990s when a more or less coherent model of development was introduced. The model involved financialization, economic and urban restructuring and labor market de-regulation. This paper aims at revealing the current socio-spatial characteristics of manufacturing by tracing the trajectories that occurred the last decades prior to the debt- crisis, at the time of the restructuring of the previous productive model. Despite these developments, a significant share of the Greek manufacturing comes from small craft enterprises and albeit the suffocated financial and legal framework for their operation, there is still a remarkable resilience of their activity over time

Otto anni dopo lo scoppio della crisi greca del debito e del regime di austerity imposto nel paese, la produzione manifatturiera sembra essere giunta ai livelli più bassi di sempre. In realtà, la manifattura è entrata in un percorso di relativo declino già a partire dalla metà degli anni ’90. Il saggio intende descrivere le correnti caratteristiche socio-spaziali della manifattura tracciandone le traiettorie intercorse nelle decadi precedenti alla crisi, all’epoca della ristrutturazione del precedente modello produttivo. Nonostante tali trasformazioni, una percentuale significativa della manifattura greca è rintracciabile nelle piccole imprese artigianali, che malgrado il soffocante contesto finanziario e legale mostrano una resilienza non trascurabile

Keywords: Atene; crisi; manifattura


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Olga Balaoura, The Geography of Manufacturing in Athens During the Debt Crisis in "TERRITORIO" 81/2017, pp. 86-91, DOI:10.3280/TR2017-081020

     


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