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THE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SYMBOLIC FACTOR OF GREAT BRITAIN’S GEOSTRATEGY IN THE CYPRUS-SUEZ ISSUE

Professor Ioannis Th. MAZIS
Faculty of Turkish Studies and Modern Asian Studies
School of Economic and Political Sciences
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
mazis@her.forthnet.gr; yianmazis@turkmas.uoa.gr

Abstract

In the present paper I argue that, since Cyprus came under the British rule and for at least seven decades, Britain did not consider Cyprus a “territory of major strategic importance for the Crown”. I also argue that the policy makers of colonial Britain probably considered this island one of the “poor colonies”, since it did not have raw material deposits or any kind of industrial infrastructure. Thus, I suggest that Greek researchers should examine how Great Britain was perceiving the strategic importance of Cyprus until the end of World War II and, therefore, should not insist on blaming the Greek side that, supposedly, did not take into account Britain’s sensitivity and “unwisely sought the Union (Enosis) of Cyprus with Greece, which annoyed Britain and led to the well-known traumatic events”.

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INVOLVING STAKEHOLDERS IN FOREST MANAGEMENT: THE CASE OF MONTEMURO MOUNTAIN SITE

Alexandra MARTA-COSTA*
* Corresponding author. University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD)
and Centre for Transdisciplinary Development Studies (CETRAD); Quinta dos Prados,
5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal, www.utad.pt
amarta@utad.pt

Rui PINTO
University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD); Quinta dos Prados,
5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal, www.utad.pt,
rpinto@utad.pt

Filipa TORRES MANSO
University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD); formerly of the CIMO and currently a researcher at CETRAD; Quinta dos Prados, 5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal, www.utad.pt,
ftorres@utad.pt

Manuel Luís TIBÉRIO
University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) and CETRAD; Quinta dos Prados,
5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal, www.utad.pt,
mtiberio@utad.pt

Inês CARNEIRO
Centre for Transdisciplinary Development Studies (CETRAD); Quinta dos Prados,
5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal,
ines.carneiro@gmail.com

José PORTELA
University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) and CETRAD; Quinta dos Prados,
5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal, www.utad.pt,
jfgportela@gmail.com

Abstract
One of the main impediments to a correct forest management has to do with serious gaps in public participation and stakeholders’ involvement in drawing up and carrying out public policies. The Natura 2000 Montemuro Mountain Site is paradigmatic of this situation. By looking at a set of interviews conducted to several entities with ties to the forest sector in that territory, this paper identifies their perception as regards the forest in Montemuro Mountain. Results show both the lack of participation and communication among the various stakeholders and the absenteeism of many forest owners as important factors conditioning forest management.

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HDI AND ITS INDICATORS WITH REGIONAL GROWTH IN IRANIAN PROVINCES

Mohammad Reza POURMOHAMMADI
Professor of Geography & Urban Planning Department, Geography Faculty, University of Tabriz, Tel: 0098-411-3348953. Fax: 0098-411-3348953.
Pourmohammadi@tabrizu.ac.ir

Mojtaba VALIBEIGI
Urban Planning Department, Buin-Zahra Technical University, Tel: 0098-9195288768.
mojtaba.valibeigi@gmail.com

Mir Sattar SADRMOUSAVI
Professor of Geography & Urban Planning Department, Geography Faculty, University of Tabriz,
Tel: 0098 – 411 – 3392297. Fax: 0098 -411- 3356013
ssadr@tabrizu.ac.ir

Abstract

The purpose of the paper is investigating relations between human development and economic growth, with a view to identifying major policies and prioritizing of them across Iranian provinces. In order to, human development index (HDI) between Iranian provinces over 1996, 2006 and 2001 have been created, and then with using the Co-integration and Granger causality technique have been measured long term relationships between economic growth and HDI. The findings suggest that although still inequality remains but the quality of life also has risen and these improvements seems have significant impact on long term economic growth. Also we find that HDI is positively influenced by Per capita GDP and if we want high levels of quality of life, we must dedicate a special consideration to economic growth in regional Policies across provinces.

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