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Sociology and Space, No.149-150 December 2000. -

The first part of the paper discusses some theoretical assumptions such

as distinguishing borderlines and borderlands, presents three types of relations

between bordering states and borderland regions -iron curtain- case, no relations

between the neighbouring states exist but the borderland residents find the way at

least for some contacts and exchanges of goods, the relations are normatively

defined and co-operation between the neighbouring states and among local communities

and their residents in the borderlands regions are developed and puts forward

the effects of various intensity of border delimitation on different fields of cooperation

between neighbouring states and borderlands. Here the author points out

that the case of -the border in transition- has not yet the normative frame regulating

behaviour and the actions of the borderland communities and residents in

detail. The second part of the paper, prepared on the basis of researches carried

out in the last few years by Slovenian scientists in Slovenian borderlands, concentrates

on the borderland situation along the new 546 km long Slovenian-Croatian

border. Distinction between the borderland residents based on the nationality has

gained importance after the creation of two new independent states. It is known

that the percentage of Croats within the total population of the Slovenian borderlands

has been much higher than that of Slovenians in the Croatian borderlands,

mostly for the reason of different level of economic development of borderland

regions. The changes in everyday life of the residents of the areas along the new border are characterized by the lack of local border-crossings and by the diminished

frequency of cross-border contacts, by stressing either similarities or differences

between spoken languages depending on geographic characteristics of the borderland on both sides of the border, and by exposing the problems of everyday

life of the borderland residents such as cultivation of agricultural land on the other

side of the border, cross-border employment e.g. work permits, use of services

schools, medical institutions, shops, formal procedures at border-crossings, smuggling.

In the conclusion, the author urges the need of formalizing the borderline

between Slovenia and Croatia for the sake of diminishing the problems of everyday

life of the borderland residents and for normalizing the co-operation between the

two neighbouring states.

new border; borderline; borderlands; cross-border relations; Slovenia; Croatia



Autor: Ana Barbič -

Fuente: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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