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allahverdizadeh R. An Explanation of the Relationship between Access to Sea and Level of Economic and Social Development of Maritime States. pos 2019; 2 (1) :23-32
URL: http://psp.modares.ac.ir/article-42-39057-en.html
Assistant Professor in Political Geography, Department of Geography, Faculty of Humanities, University of Maragheh, Maragheh, Iran P.O.Box: 55181-83111 , r.allahverdizadeh@maragheh.ac.ir
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Aims: The purpose of this study is explanation of the relationship between maritime location of countries and their economic and social development Index. This research is basic in terms of goal and is descriptive - analytic and correlational in terms of the nature and method. 
Methodology: The data obtained is based on the secondary data from specialized agencies. The research is firstly intended to index and rank the access to seas and economic and social development of maritime states using the TOPSIS technique. According to the TOPSIS technique findings, the relationship between sea access index and the index of level of economic and social development. Using SPSS software. The regression analysis is adopted to explain the relationship between the index of sea location and economic and social development attributes.
Conclusion: The research findings indicate that offshore states with different levels of size, shape, population, etc., are predominantly included in rankings of this study. The level of economic and social development of the states is affected by sea location of the states. The results regarding to the explanation of the relationships between sea access and the index of the level of economic and social development show that there is a meaningful relation between the two indexes in which the sea access is one of the factors adversely affecting the level of economic and social development of states.
  
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: political Geography
Received: 2019/12/15 | Accepted: 2020/02/17 | Published: 2020/01/4

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