Nationalising and Denationalising European Border Regions, 1800–2000 Views from Geography and History

During the last two centuries, the political map of Europe has changed considerably. More recently, there are remarkably contrasting tendencies concerning the functions and densities of borders. The borders inside the European Union lost their importance, whereas Central and Eastern Europe saw the b...

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Other Authors: Knippenberg, Hans (Editor), Markusse, J. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1999, 1999
Edition:1st ed. 1999
Series:GeoJournal Library
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • I Introduction
  • 1 19th and 20th century borders and border regions in Europe: some reflections
  • 2 State borders in geography and history
  • II Nationalising Border Regions
  • 3 The incorporation of Limburg in the Dutch state
  • 4 Borders, ethnicity, and demographic patterns in the Russian Baltic Provinces in the late nineteenth century
  • 5 Politicised borders: the case of Greek Macedonia
  • 6 ‘A bleeding wound’, how border-drawing affects local communities: a case study from the Austrian-Slovene border in Styria
  • III Denationalising Border Regions
  • 7 Relaxation of tensions in the multi-ethnic border province of South Tyrol: the importance of cross border relations
  • 8 An anatomy of Basque identity: a geographical analysis of identity patterns in the Franco-Spanish border area
  • 9 The Austro-Hungarian border region: opportunities for and perspectives of regional development
  • 10 Border effects and the cultural landscape: the changing impact of boundaries on regional development in Switzerland
  • 11 City-networking and bottom-up development by transborder co-operation: the influence of local authorities in the Saar-Lor-Lux Region
  • References
  • About the authors