Geografie 2000, 105, 118-128

Czech Human Geography: Research and Problems

Ivan Bičík, Martin Hampl

Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

The contribution has two main aims. Firstly, it is an evalution of contemporary research trends in the Czech human geography. The consequences of the recent long - lasting isolation of the Czech Republic, as well as the impact of current world human geography are both explored and assessed. Secondly, theoretical issues of human geography are discussed, such as the cognitive function of geography, its relations to social and environmental sciences, problem of regularities in human geographical realm, etc.


The authors would like to thank Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (project number 403/99/1006/) for support of this contribution.