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

Antonín Vaishar, Petr Dvořák, Vĕra Hubačíková, Jana Zapletalová
2013 Geographia Polonica  
Peripheral regions on the state border are among the most problematic areas of Czechia (the Czech Republic). The special case 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
more » ... e 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
doi:10.7163/gpol.2013.21 fatcat:nucmz2yolrhcfgtmfjchth5b7e