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  • Reintegrating Central European region : challenges of trans-border spatial development
  • Central Europe ; Czech Republic ; Economic cooperation ; Economic space ; Frontier ; Regional development ; Trans-border area ; Urbanization
  • Principal urbanization axes and spatial development in Central Europe confront transnational spatial policy-makers with the task to design trans-border cooperation. The development guidelines are concerned to two major urbanization
  • Changes in the role and permeability of Polish borders
  • Economic flow ; Economic integration ; Frontier ; Poland ; Traffic ; Trans-border area
  • The degree of openness of Poland's borders has changed fundamentally in the last seven years, as the intensity of the traffic crossing them. The aim of this study is to define the degree of advancement of the process of functional change on Poland's
  • borders as a whole, and in reference to the sections of border with particular neigjbours. It is found that, in the 1990-96 period, the highest places were mostly taken by the German border, while the border with the Kaliningrad District was consistently
  • the worst on average. The border improving its position as regards permeability to the greatest degree was that with Lituania. - (BJ)
  • Belarusian-Polish trans-boundary regional cooperation : factors and problems of development
  • Belorussia ; Economic development ; Poland ; Regional economy ; Trans-border area ; Trans-border cooperation
  • This paper presents featuresof the Belarusian–Polish trans-boundary regional cooperation. The factors and conditions of such cooperation are characterized. The problems in interaction between the two countries which have arisen after
  • Developing cross-border regional innovation systems : key factors and challenges
  • Europe ; Frontier ; Governance ; Innovation ; Knowledge ; Proximity ; Regional economy ; Trans-border area ; Trans-border cooperation
  • L'A. détermine si l'approche théorique des systèmes d'innovations régionaux peut être appliquée à des cadres trans-frontaliers. Il examine certaines des conditions indispensables à l'émergence de systèmes d'innovation trans-frontaliers et conclut
  • que les zones trans-frontalières diffèrent selon leur capacité à développer un espace d'innovation intégré. Les dimensions suivantes sont abordées : les infrastructures de recherche, les entreprises et les stratégies en matière d'innovation, les
  • Assessing cultural-spatial change in European border areas. Theory-based considerations in developing an understanding of social (re)constructions of space
  • Modelling and benchmarking of borders
  • Cultural change ; Europe ; Frontier ; Frontier region ; Germany ; Institution ; Learning process ; Social practice ; Trans-border area ; Trans-border cooperation ; Transnationalism
  • border areas occurs within a process of interaction and communication between different cultures which have their own specific knowledge systems and related social practices. Border regions are regarded as “spaces with opportunities” that provide
  • The German-Polish Border Region from a German Perspective - quo vadis ?
  • Demography ; Education ; Employment ; Frontier ; Frontier region ; Germany ; History ; Poland ; Trans-border area ; Transport
  • Cross-border relations between Germany and Poland should not be considered without taking into account the special history of their mutual border, even in 2007. The paper deals with co-operations and links in the border region, and the select
  • structural aspects in the border region, for example demography, employment market, transport infrastructure and education and training. - (IfL)
  • Croatia ; Frontier ; Impact ; National minority ; Political geography ; Slovenia ; Trans-border cooperation
  • of the border while at the same time determining the impact of the border on local development and the organisation of Italian national minority in Istria. In conclusion, the paper outlines the three areas formed along the border with regard to the changes
  • in the intensity of cross-border cooperation and the related local development. Finally, the paper attempts to indicate the future development of the area in the context of cross-border cooperation along the EU's external border. - (IKR)
  • The paper discusses the impact of the international border established in 1991 on cross-border cooperation. It focusses on the impact of the Agreement between the Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Croatia on Border Traffic and Cooperation
  • (SOPS) and introduction of the Schengen Agreement as a result of Slovene accession to the EU. The paper highlights the effect of the border on local population. It uses a number of interviews to present the people's attitude to the new realities
  • Transportation as a factor of trans-border connection and integration of South Eastern Europe and the rest of Europe
  • Eastern Europe ; Europe ; European integration ; International trade ; Trans-border area ; Transport
  • The process of integration into the European Community through the formation of cross-border regions and transport corridors makes the state border gradually defunct, decreasing their barrier role. Still the benefits of opening the borders
  • The international conditions of the Ukrainian-Polish cross-border cooperation
  • International relations ; Poland ; Political geography ; Regional development ; Regional economy ; Trans-border area ; Trans-border cooperation ; Ukraine
  • After EU enlargement and its approaching to the Ukrainian borders, the development of cross-border cooperation with neighbor countries–members of EU has become extremely important. The integration processes shift from national to the regional
  • and local levels. The current state of the Ukrainian-Polish cross-border cooperation shows that both in Poland and Ukraine there is a need for assuming the complex political, economical, technical, organizational and ecological measures, which have
  • to minimize the negative exposures of existing barriers. The boundary situation of regions should be taken as an advantage for social-economy development that will facilitate the transit potential of the border territories. – (BJ)
  • Cross-border and local co-operation on the island of Ireland : an economic perspective
  • Economic impact ; Firm strategy ; Frontier ; Ireland ; Northern Ireland ; Trans-border area ; Trans-border cooperation ; United Kingdom
  • “Where is the border?” Villagers, environmental consultants and the ‘work’ of the Thai–Burma border
  • Burma ; Community ; Dam ; Frontier ; Knowledge ; Marginality ; Political geography ; Thailand ; Trans-border area
  • This article examines how Thai–Burma border residents are enrolled and engaged in remaking the political border through their knowledge practices and performances, in connection with other actors including environmental consultants. While it puts
  • forth the notion that the border represents an important site and process of struggle and negotiation in which marginalized communities invest, it also questions the assumption that because residents are engaged in remaking the border, the border
  • is necessarily more ‘democratic’. The discussion presented here also speak to broader debates in political geography about how borders are remade through practice and performance.
  • Cultural elements of integration and transformation of border regions. The case of Slovenia
  • Cultural studies ; Ethnic community ; Frontier ; Frontier region ; Political geography ; Slovenia ; Spatial structure ; Territorial identity ; Trans-border area
  • The article deals with some basic theoretical and methodological problems on up-to-date border-research studies in this country, especially concerning topics of general political and regional geography and the specific features of the cultural
  • geography of borderlands. Cultural elements seem to be persistent and stable, thus contributing to the maintenance and strengthening of cross-border cooperation. The role of national minorities on both sides of the border is considered.
  • Géopolitique des parcs (trans)frontaliers en Afrique Australe
  • Africa ; Decision making process ; Geopolitics ; Mozambique ; Nature park ; Protected area ; South Africa ; Southern Africa ; Trans-border area
  • coopérations touristiques et environnementale interétatiques) qui a donné naissance au concept de parcs (trans)frontaliers de la paix. - (OC)
  • Inter universities cooperations in the Austrian-Hungarian border region
  • Austria ; Cooperation ; Economic development ; Frontier ; Hungary ; Impact ; Knowledge ; Knowledge transfer ; Trans-border area ; Trans-border cooperation ; University
  • characteristics—also in regional development. The aim of this paper is to explore some spatial characteristics of knowledge and their impact on regional development, especially in case of border regions. After some theoretical considerations, the paper
  • investigates the features of universities’ cross-border cooperations in the Austrian-Hungarian border region. – (BJ)
  • Nordic cross-border cooperation - Are experiences transferable to East Central Europe ?
  • Central Europe ; Eastern Europe ; Europe ; International relations ; Regional policy ; Scandinavia ; Trans-border cooperation
  • the Nordic Council of Ministers, aiming at eliminating the negative of the national borders dividing the Nordic areas into eight countries and territories, and at developing the cross-border regions. The Nordic cross-border programme regions differ widely
  • The Nordic cross-border cooperation has long traditions, and do mostly stem from below. Different voluntary associations did take the first step to cooperate and make the cross-border cooperation work. Today nine organisations are funded partly from
  • from one another and are faced with very different cross-border obstacles and challenges. There are essentially two types of cross-border regions : we find examples of small, compact and relatively densely populated regions and of large geographical
  • Regional business cycle integration along the US-Mexico border
  • Business cycle ; Economic integration ; Mexico ; Regional economy ; Trans-border area ; United States of America
  • European integration ; Frontier region ; Regional development ; Slovenia ; Trans-border cooperation
  • Article reviews some elements of development process if border areas of Slovenia as regards influences of pre-accession programme Phare cross-border co-operation (Phare CBC). Republic of Slovenia received Phare assistance from 1992 onwards. Regional
  • development of slovene border areas was closely related to the geopolitical situation and function of border areas. After 1994 it was included also in the programme of cross border co-operation Phare CBC. It was aimed at fighting regional differences of border
  • areas that were neglacted as regards investments and remained most peripheral areas of the country. - (IKR)
  • Spatiality and borderlessness in transfrontier conservation areas
  • Frontier ; Living conditions ; Nature conservation ; Nature reserve ; Protected area ; Tanzania ; Trans-border area
  • This article offers a critique of transfrontier conservation areas by focussing on the conception of borders in the proposition of these areas. Using the realities in southern Tanzania where the borders of neither the state nor the protected areas
  • Selected problems on Polish-Russian cross-border cooperation based on the example of the Vistula Lagoon
  • Economic cooperation ; Lagoon ; Poland ; Regional economy ; Russia ; Trans-border area ; Wisła
  • This paper presents selected problems on Polish-Russian cross-border cooperation based on the example of Vistula Lagoon (historical, political and economical background, environmental factors, relationships after May 1st 2004, when the boundary has
  • been the external European Union border). – (BJ)
  • California ; Community ; Frontier ; Immigration ; Mexico ; Perception ; Place ; San Diego ; Territorial identity ; Trans-border area ; United States of America
  • Winner of the Harry and Shirley Bailey Award for outstanding paper be a Ph.D. student at the 1998 annual meeting in Flagstaff, Arizona. Paper focuses on the implementation of and challenges to recent US border patrol policies (Operation Gatekeeper
  • ) in southern San Diego County, California. The border patrol is portrayed as trying to maintain a sense of identity and place comfortable for middle class Americans. At the same time, advocacy groups try to reconceptualize the border and even redefine
  • citizenship. A. views border more as space of interaction than as a fixed line of demarcation. - (SLD)