Its first guest editorial part on spatial planning in South Africa contains contributions of Marthinus S. Badenhorst, Elsona van Huysteen, Cathy Meiklejohn, Maria Coetzee, Helga Goss, Anele Horn and Mark Oranje. The following sections include articles by Marta Götz (Poland in the Period of Economic Transition and Germany after Reunification. An Attempt at Assessing σConvergence), Stilianos Alexiadis and George M. Korres (Adoption of Technology and Regional Cenvergence in Europe), Dimitris Kallioras (Regional Inequalities in the New European Union Member-States: is there a 'Population Size' Effect?) and book reviews.

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