Thesis topic proposal
Gábor Pirisi
Shrinking, transformation and resilience of small-town communities


Institute: University of Pécs
earth sciences
Doctoral School of Earth Sciences

Thesis supervisor: Gábor Pirisi
Location of studies (in Hungarian): University of Pécs, Doctoral School of Earth Sciences - Pécs, Ifjúság str. 6.
Abbreviation of location of studies: FDI

Description of the research topic:

Small towns compose characteristic elements of urbanisation, connecting rural areas to regional and global networks and providing workplaces and services for a relatively large part of the societies. Essential parts of the small-town identity consist coherence, interconnected and relative homogeneous community with high level of trust and social capital. However, small towns are facing economic, structural and demographic challenges, permanently loosing resources and influence. Researches focusing on the fragility and/or resilience of small-town communities are welcome to this topic, including general approaches and local case studies. Good English skills and experiences or at least interest of qualitative research methods are required.

Number of students who can be accepted: 1

Deadline for application: 2022-01-15

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