Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2014, Vol. 69 ›› Issue (6): 782-796.doi: 10.11821/dlxb201406006

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Estimation and spatio-temporal evolution analysis of self-development capacity in Wuling Mountain Areas based on county data of 2005, 2008 and 2011

LENG Zhiming, TANG Shan   

  1. Business School of Jishou University, Jishou 416000, Hunan, China
  • Received:2013-09-21 Revised:2014-01-08 Online:2014-06-20 Published:2014-06-20
  • Supported by:
    New Century Talent Supporting Project of the Ministry of Education, No.NECT-11-0973; National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.41361030; National Social Science Foundation of China, No.12CJL069; Humanities and Social Science Foundation of the Ministry of Education, No.11YJA790070; Key Project of Social Science Foundation of Hunan Province, No.11ZDB072; Youth Project of Education Authorities of Hunan Province, No.13B092

Abstract: The poverty of contiguous destitute areas is a special regional poverty. For the sake of alleviating this kind of poverty and promoting development persistently, to construct Regional Self-development Capacity (RSC) for these areas is very important and meaningful. But the urgent task is to investigate the status, constraints and spatio-temporal evolution of RSC in these contiguous destitute areas. This paper, taking the areas as a research object, firstly, views the RSC from medium level and considers it to be a complicated system which couples with industry capacity (IC), market capacity (MC), space capacity (SC) and soft power (SP). Then, taking Wuling Mountain Area as a typical example, the authors estimate RSC of all the counties in 2005, 2008 and 2011, and analyze their spatio-temporal evolution by using a multi-index comprehensive calculation method. The results showed that, (1) The RSC in the Wuling Mountain Area is generally low and uneven among the 7 subgroups. (2) The SC and SP are so weak that they constrain the promotion of RSC in the Wuling Mountain Area. (3) During 2005 to 2011, the spatial evolution characteristics can be concluded as "Declining in southeast and rising in north", and all of IC, MC, SC and SP have their own evolution trend.

Key words: Wuling Mountain Areas, contiguous destitute area, spatio-temporal evolution, self-development capacity