Geografie 2000, 105, 19-33

Perception of social-economic development in the Czech-Saxon borderland - case study on the local level of the towns of Kraslice and Klingenthal

Milan Jeřábek1, Kateřina Kučera, Bernhard Müller2, Jan Přikryl

1Sociologický ústav AV ČR, Stříbrnické nivy 4, 400 11 Ústí nad Labem, Czechia
2Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung, Weberplatz 1, D-01217 Dresden, Germany

As an example of observation of social-economic development in the borderland as a specific territorial type can be given a study of changes in two neighbouring towns at the Czech-German (Saxon) border, that has been in the last years in the centre of research interest of several institutions. This contribution is one of the outputs of the international project "Borderland as a space of mediation" backed by the German Federal Foundation for Environment in Osnabrück and solved by a work community including universities, research institutions and consulting companies. The findings obtained by inquiring population show the complicated character of the present development (at microregional/local level), ambiguous perception of running processes and a different degree of readiness to co-operation.


Příspěvek vznikl v rámci projektu "Pohraničí jako prostor zprostředkování", realizovaného v letech 1997-99 za podpory Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt Osnabrück (Az 09601).