Geographia Polonica (2016) vol. 89, iss. 4

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The impact of population potential on population redistribution in the long-term historical context: Case study of region Stredné Považie, Slovak Republic

Michal Klobučník, Lucia Máliková

Geographia Polonica (2016) vol. 89, iss. 4, pp. 443-455
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.0067

Abstract

Interaction potential represents a significant phenomenon affecting economic, political and social sphere to a large extent. One of the possible interaction potential is population potential which is the object of our study. The purpose of this article is to analyse population potential and its impact on population redistribution in the long-term historical context. We point out some implications in the changing nature of population potential in the last 50 years as well as insight into its future trajectory. Research focuses on Stredné Považie,one of the traditional industrial regions in Slovakia, where population potential is molded by this historical orientation.

Keywords: population potential, spatial interactions, region Stredné Považie, accessibility, distance

Michal Klobučník, Department of Human Geography and Demography Comenius University in Bratislava Ilkovičova 6, Mlynská dolina, 842 15 Bratislava: Slovakia
Lucia Máliková, Department of Human Geography and Demography Comenius University in Bratislava Ilkovičova 6, Mlynská dolina, 842 15 Bratislava: Slovakia