The application of relative taxonomy to the study of dispropotrions in the area of sustainable development of the European Union

Katarzyna Szopik-Depczyńska , Katarzyna Cheba , Iwona Bąk , Maja Kiba-Janiak , Sebastian Saniuk , Izabela Dembińska , Giuseppe Ioppolo


The aim of this paper is a comparative analysis of the disparities between EU Member States regarding the uniformity of the observed changes in the fi eld of sustainable development. In order to ful fi l the purpose the relatively dynamic taxonomy has been applied. In the work the key indicators of the Sustainable Development analysis have been used. Application of relative measures enabled to assess the situation of a given country in relation to all other countries. According to the research relatively high levels of dis-proportionality between the EU Member States in the fi eld of sustainable development can be observed. Surprisingly the greatest dete- rioration was observed between Southern European countries and not as could be expected between Western and Northern ones. The leaders throughout the period of analysis were the Netherlands and France, which clearly stood out in favor of the other countries. The least favorable positions were taken by Malta and Bulgaria, which were at the end of the all rankings. The results obtained can be utilized in subsequent years to examine the directions of change observed both from the point of view of individual EU Member States and geographical regions of Europe in the area of sustainable development.
Author Katarzyna Szopik-Depczyńska
Katarzyna Szopik-Depczyńska ,,
, Katarzyna Cheba - West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin (ZUT)
Katarzyna Cheba,,
, Iwona Bąk
Iwona Bąk,,
, Maja Kiba-Janiak (EMaT / DSMaL)
Maja Kiba-Janiak,,
- Department of Strategic Management and Logistics
, Sebastian Saniuk
Sebastian Saniuk,,
, Izabela Dembińska
Izabela Dembińska,,
, Giuseppe Ioppolo
Giuseppe Ioppolo,,
Journal seriesLand Use Policy, ISSN 0264-8377, e-ISSN 1873-5754, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishsustainable development, sustainable development indicators, relative taxonomy, European Union
ASJC Classification2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law; 2309 Nature and Landscape Conservation; 3305 Geography, Planning and Development; 1107 Forestry
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators WoS Citations = 23; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.753; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 3.194 (2) - 2017=3.662 (5)
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