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Central European geography and the post-socialist transformation: a western point of view

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Keywords
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Landscaping And Area Planning
  • Sozialwissenschaften
  • Soziologie
  • Städtebau
  • Raumplanung
  • Landschaftsgestaltung
  • Area Development Planning
  • Regional Research
  • Other Fields Of The Applied Social Sciences
  • Raumplanung Und Regionalforschung
  • Sonstige Bereiche Der Angewandten Sozialwissenschaften
  • Geographie
  • Forschung
  • Osteuropa
  • Postsozialistisches Land
  • Geography
  • Research
  • Eastern Europe
  • Post-Socialist Country
  • Descriptive Study
  • Deskriptive Studie
Disciplines
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Social Sciences

Abstract

www.ssoar.info Central European geography and the post-socialist transformation: a western point of view Maurel, Marie-Claude Veröffentlichungsversion / Published Version Sammelwerksbeitrag / collection article Zur Verfügung gestellt in Kooperation mit / provided in cooperation with: GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften Empfohlene Zitierung / Suggested Citation: Maurel, Marie-Claude: Central European geography and the post-socialist transformation: a western point of view. In: Kaase, Max (Ed.) ; Sparschuh, Vera (Ed.) ; Wenninger, Agnieszka (Ed.) ; Informationszentrum Sozialwissenschaften (Ed.): Three social science disciplines in Central and Eastern Europe: handbook on economics, political science and sociology (1989-2001). Berlin, 2002. - ISBN 3-8206-0139-2, pp. 578-587. URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-281253 Nutzungsbedingungen: Dieser Text wird unter einer CC BY Lizenz (Namensnennung) zur Verfügung gestellt. Nähere Auskünfte zu den CC-Lizenzen finden Sie hier: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ Terms of use: This Dokument is made available under a CC BY Licence (Attribution). For more Information see: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ 578 Marie-Claude Maurel Central European Geography and the Post-Socialist Transformation. A Western Point of View Geography, like other social sciences, has the task of analyzing the rapid and large-scale transformations that societies and territories in Central Europe have been going through since the collapse of the communist regimes in 1989. The changes, which are spreading on various spatial scales, affect the new geopolitical map of the whole region as well as leading to the reorientation of movements and the emergence of new territorial dynamics. The changes not only modify spatial configurations. As questions of ethnic, cultural, and national identities return in strength, changes also touch the relationship of ethnic groups and peoples to the territory. The geographer

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