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Političnogeografska analiza Balkana = Political-Geographical analysis of the Balkans

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Author(s): Jernej Zupančič

Journal: Dela
ISSN 0354-0596

Issue: 32;
Start page: 85;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: political geography | geopolitics | Balkans | Southeastern Europe | ethnic question

ABSTRACT
The paper deals with contemporary political map of the Balkans, founded on morphological,structural and functional analysis. Characteristically, there are frequent changes of politicalborders in common. The most of nation-states are relatively young, small-sized, ethnicheterogeneous. The space is characteristic by large peripheral areas, but the core areas aresmall. The most of nations have two spatial-political units. All these nation-states are weakand vulnerable, and that is why they represent a high latent crisis potential. On the otherhand, the transport, transit and strategic role of this area is increasing, indeed.
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