Geographia Polonica (2013) vol. 86, iss. 3

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Contemporary development of peripheral parts of the Czech-Polish borderland: Case study of the Javorník area

Antonin Vaishar, Jana Zapletalova, Věra Hubačíková, Petr Dvořák

Geographia Polonica (2013) vol. 86, iss. 3, pp. 237-254
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.2013.21

Abstract

Peripheral regions on the state border are among the most problematic areas of Czechia (the Czech Republic). The specialcase of the Javorník micro-region which is physically open to and historically anchored within Polish Lower Silesia was chosen as a study area. The question of possible substitution of a peripheral position in the national context by crossborder collaboration was posed, and it is shown that certain potential for this kind of collaboration exists, in the face of already-intensifying cross-border contacts, albeit with relations with Czech ’inland’ areas remaining closer than the cross-border tendencies thus far.

Keywords: periphery, Czech-Polish borderland, rural development, Javorník

Antonin Vaishar, Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geonics, Branch Brno Drobneho 28, 602 00 Brno, Czechia
Jana Zapletalova, Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geonics, Branch Brno Drobneho 28, 602 00 Brno, Czechia
Věra Hubačíková, Mendel University in Brno Zemědělská 1, 61300 Brno: Czechia
Petr Dvořák, Institute of Geonics Ostrava, Branch Brno Czech Academy of Sciences Drobného 28, 60200 Brno: Czechia