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Ursachen und Folgen der politischen Teilung in den Alpen -das Beispiel Dreiländereck = The causes and consequences of border settings in the Alps - the case of the "Dreilaendereck/Tre Confini/Tromeja"

Author(s): Andreas Moritsch

Journal: Dela
ISSN 0354-0596

Issue: 13;
Start page: 189;
Date: 1998;
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Keywords: Italy | Slovenia | Avstria | Tromeja | history | political geography | national borders | cross border cooperation | international relations

The discussion on the topic of »open borders« is at the dawn of the 21st century replaced with studies on landscapes without borders, but living with inherited problems of them. The process of denying the nation-state’s sole sovereignty was recently introduced in the area of the Austro-Italo-Slovene juncture. There, the communes of the region have opted to organize Winter Olympic Games in 2006 on sporting grounds and in towns of all three countries. The devolution of the nation state idea is an European process which is (or will) eliminating borders among states. The border between Austria and Italy has fallen in 1998, the state of Slovenia will face the consequences of it as soon as Slovenia joins the European Union. Living without borders will change the perception of the space and of the culural landscape. Historians, geographers, anthropologists and economists from the universities of Klagenfurt and Graz in Austria, Trieste and Udine in Italy and Maribor and Ljubljana in Slovenia study the consequences and causes of the border settings in the Alps, in particular in the Dreilaendereck / Tre Confini / Tromeja region where the borders were introduced in this century. The fall of the border will have several impacts. To live without the border will be a new phenomenon which should be taught. Science and education must both do better and more in this regard.
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