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RESEARCH


ROA CLUJ: REKO TYPE SUSTAINABLE MARKETING NETWORK IN ROMANIA

Kinga Xénia HAVADI-NAGY orcid

pp. 5-24 | Full text (PDF) | DOI: 10.23740/TID220211

The trend of sustainable consumption induces a change in the marketing strategies, applying a marketing type that promotes the culture of quality, and employs the principles of eco-rationality in choosing the tools of interaction with the consumers. The originally Finnish REKO (abbreviation of the Swedish “Rejäl Konsumtion”, meaning “Fair Consumption”) model of alternative food network (AFN) is a perfect example of implementing the principles of sustainable marketing. This survey focuses on ROA (Roade Online din Ardeal; Fruits/Harvest from Transylvania online), a REKO type direct marketing network, based in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The aim of the study is to assess the chances and challenges of this type of AFN in the Romanian context. For this, we analyse the opportunities and impediments of development, and the cost and benefits of the AFN for the involved producers. The objective of the survey is to reveal the potential contribution of AFNs to sustainable production, marketing, and distribution of local products. The applied qualitative research is based on (1) an interview with a coordinator of the investigated initiative, (2) a survey among the involved producers, (3) participant observation as consumer, (4) informal discussions with the AFN stakeholders, and (5) secondary data analysis. As conclusions, we can state that Romania holds significant resources for the implementation of AFNs due to numerous favourable circumstances, such as the rising demand for qualitative local and regional products, and the willingness of consumers and producers to get involved in direct marketing networks. However, grassroot initiatives of direct marketing face administrative and legal challenges. The lack of real support of public policies, the weakly developed idea of self-government, and not firmly established in practice, confine the short food supply chains to a niche phenomenon.

 

THE ROLE OF LANDFORMS IN THE LOCATION OF ROMAN FORTIFICATIONS IN NORTHERN TRANSYLVANIA (TIHĂU-CĂȘEIU AREA) AND THE PRODUCTION OF PLACE AND REGIONAL IDENTITY

Alexandra-Maria COLCER orcid, Ioan-Aurel IRIMUȘ

pp. 5-21  | Full text (PDF) | DOI: 10.23740/TID120211

By combining the technical and empirical research methods, this article aims at establishing the role of the landforms in the location of Roman settlements and fortifications in Northern Transylvania, Romania, focusing on the Dacia Porolissensis (province of the Roman Empire) border and how (and if) these elements are still present in the local identity. Cartographic methods helped us to achieve the technical part. We used the ArcMap 10.6 software. The result obtained through digital modelling is the morphometric identification of the territorial discontinuities. Considering the qualitative aspects, the used methods were the traditional ones: analysis, synthesis, induction, and deduction. These methods enabled us to better understand how these settlements influenced the regional identity. The results of the study are emphasizing the strategical importance of the landforms in establishing the Roman castrum, and it demonstrates how (or if) the associated settlements remained present in the locals’ mentality and influenced the regional identity.

 

BOOK REVIEWS


 

ROMANIAN PASSENGERS LOOKING OUT OF THE TRAIN WINDOW. AN ATTEMPT OF CULTURAL HISTORY (1830-1930). REVIEW

Călători români privind pe fereastra trenului. O încercare de istorie culturală (18301930) / Radu MÂRZA

Reviewed by Claudia Septimia SABĂUorcid

pp. – | Full text (PDF) | DOI: 10.23740/TID220216


 

GLOBALIZATION, MARGINALIZATION AND CONFLICT. A REVIEW

Globalization, Marginalization and Conflict. Political, Economic and Social Processes/Borna FUERST-BJELIŠ & Walter LEIMGRUBER (Editors)

Reviewed by Alina BRANDAorcid

pp. – | Full text (PDF) | DOI: 10.23740/TID120216


 

INVENTING BERLIN. CULTURAL LANDSCAPES AND NATION-BUILDING

Inventing Berlin. Architecture, Politics and Cultural Memory in the New/Old German Capital Post-1989/ Mary DELLENBAUGH-LOSSE

Reviewed by Oana-Ramona ILOVAN

pp. – | Full text (PDF) | DOI: 10.23740/TID120217


 

REPRESENTING PLACE AND TERRITORIAL IDENTITIES IN EUROPE. A REVIEW

Representing Place and Territorial Identities in Europe. Discourses, Images and Practices/ Tiziana BANINI & Oana-Ramona ILOVAN

Reviewed by Paul MUTICĂ

pp. – | Full text (PDF) | DOI: 10.23740/TID220217


 

THE HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF CROATIA. TERRITORIAL CHANGE AND CULTURAL LANDSCAPES. A REVIEW

The Historical Geography of Croatia. Territorial Change and Cultural Landscapes/ Borna FUERST-BJELIŠ & Nikola GLAMUZINA

Reviewed by Radu MÂRZA

pp. – | Full text (PDF) | DOI: 10.23740/TID120226