Michal Klobučník

Michal Klobučník
Comenius University Bratislava · Department of Economic and Social Geography, Demography and Territorial Development

PhD

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Introduction
Theoretical and methodological approaches in human geography with a special attention to urban geography and geography of public administration. Area of interest consists of selected settlement issues concerning the territorial structure of local self-government using both quantitative methods and indicators applied at the local level of EU countries, and tools of spatial analysis (ArcView).
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September 2013 - present
Comenius University Bratislava
Position
  • Researcher
January 2013 - February 2019
Comenius University Bratislava
Position
  • Researcher
Education
September 2009 - August 2013
Comenius University Bratislava
Field of study
  • Geography

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Publications (36)
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In 2022, further municipal elections await us, for the first time connected with elections to the bodies of higher territorial units (self-governing regions). This paper aims to evaluate the issue of elections of mayors in Slovakia in a longer period of time (2002-2018), in terms of the degree of legitimacy regarding the power of this post with res...
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The paper aims to present a comprehensive analysis of the process of municipal waste management in the towns of the Slovak Republic. For multicriteria analysis, we se-lected three main indicators, namely the amount of separated waste, the amount of landfilled waste, as well as the amount of total current expenditures for waste management. We have s...
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This paper provides an overview of the process of residential suburbanisation in the hinterland of Bratislava. The study focuses on the municipalities around the Austrian border area. The main aim of the paper is to investigate the characteristics of cross-border suburbanisation, which is a significant spatial phenomenon in the municipalities of no...
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Among the most urgent topics within waste management policy is the gradual transition of the economy from a linear model towards a circular economy with a more sustainable way of using resources. The European Union has responded to these changes by passing new legislation and ambitious targets so that all member states can quickly work towards achi...
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One of the main features of today’s information society is the availability of data of various kinds provided by various companies and organisations. In the following paper, we focus on evaluating the dynamics of development and the current state of existence of websites of communes in Slovakia, which represent a database of their activities and se...
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This paper is aimed to create a complex classification of the ski resorts in Slovakia, based on physical geographic characteristics of the ski resorts, the level of ski infrastructure and other services. A similar complex classification of ski resorts does not exist in Slovakia. The most papers have evaluated only ski infrastructure, other services...
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The aim of the study is to evaluate the relationship between the sporting success of football clubs, their market value and the economic performance of the regions they are located in. All member states of the European Union are under consideration, taking into account the success of the clubs in the highest-ranked male national football competitio...
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The Tour de France is the most popular and prestigious bicycle race in the world. Since the 1980s, it has also had increasing economic success. Is such economic success related to improvements in competitive balance among riders, i.e. the degree of parity among opponents and the resulting difficulty to predict the competition’s end result? We compu...
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Nowadays, we are facing an enormous amount of data which are being produced by different systems. These must be effectively stored and visualized in order to enable their proper interpretation. In our research, we attempted to use circular data visualization applied on the Tour de France cycling race. Since this competition has over 100 years of hi...
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The issue of municipal reform is clearly one of the major topics related to whole society. Many authors agree with its necessity, but their views of further direction of municipal reform diverge. On one hand there are preferences of maintaining the current model of cooperation with the legislative rules of cooperation being clearly defined. On the...
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Quality of life research responds to the growth of urbanization in the world by increasing the focus on the quality of urban life; however, the dominant applied research tends to be without conceptualization of the quality of urban life. The aim of this paper is to answer the question whether the quality of urban life exists as an original, separat...
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The paper generally builds on the concept of justice in social science. It attempts to interpret this concept in a geographical and particularly in a spatial context. The paper uses the concept of accessibility to define the principle of spatial equity. The main objective of the paper is to propose an approach with which to assess the level of spat...
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This study is devoted to socio-spatial polarisation with regard to the rural environment in Slovakia. In fact, ongoing polarisation processes do not take place only in the rural-urban continuum, but within every single category as well. This is evident especially in the rural environment, which has begun to change significantly in terms of its stru...
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Community well-being is an umbrella term for different ways of describing community development. The combination of words community and well-being is a result of the application of the psychological term well-being to territorial planning, or generally, to a geographical context. This paper includes an analysis of the concept of well-being in its o...
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The aim of this paper is to illustrate the history of one of the world's greatest multi-stage bicycle races, the Tour de France, by mapping all the stage finish places from the first race in 1903 to the present. On the one hand, there is a long list of places that the Tour de France has visited just once in its whole history, but on the other, ther...
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Interaction potential represents a significant phenomenon affecting economic, political and social sphere to a large extent. One of the possible interaction potential is population potential which is the object of our study. The purpose of this article is to analyse population potential and its impact on population redistribution in the long-term h...
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An important methodological question in the general discourses concerning the quality of life is scale and mutual relationship of its two dimensions. In this article, the subjective dimension is understood as well-being; data from its spatial differentiation in districts of the Czech Republic were obtained from a face-to-face interview. The objecti...
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The aim of the submitted study was to illustrate the development of the number of local authorities in all current EU states in the long period between 1950 and 2011 comprehensively, and also by particular decades, thus demonstrating the originality and uniqueness of the topic analysed in this context. Thus, we obtain a more detailed picture of the...
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Quality of life is associated with the term good life; when we evaluate the quality of life, we evaluate how good it is. The central element of the objective (spatial) dimension of quality of life is the phenomenon of a good place as a place in which there is lived a good life to a varying degree. The paper aims to calculate the index of quality of...
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This article aims to point out the current size structure of the smallest self‐government units in the EU countries. Municipal reform is currently an ongoing process which has already taken place in several EU member states and resulted in a differentiated structure of these units. Local self‐government units have legitimately elected representativ...
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Under the influence of globalization and state integration processes, the importance of a border as a barrier is gradually decreasing. Borderlands are still perceived as specific phenomena, however, not only in terms of historical development but especially in the context of their changing impact on the daily lives of their inhabitants. Along with...
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Two research objectives can be identified in the presented paper. The first one was the development of a point layer, which would abstract from the position of a central point depending on the shape of the territory of the respective spatial unit (commune), and would express the position of a commune as regards the location of the point in the area...
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The Tour de France, a three weeks´ bicycle race has a unique position in the sports world. The main purpose of the study is not only in offering an answer to the questions “Who“ or “When“, but mainly “Where“. The analysis was focused on the spatial dimension of “Tour de France“ considering the aspect of localization and evaluation of different stag...
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Since its origination the Internet has been the basic communication channel through which e-Government processes in our society are carried out. The basic element of such processes is an existing website. This paper is the result of long-term research during which the authors collected information on the presence or absence of websites of self-gove...
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The Tour de France, a three week bicycle race has a unique place in the world of sports. The 100th edition of the event took place in 2013. In the past of 110 years of its history, people noticed unique stories and duels in particular periods, celebrities that became legends that the world of sports will never forget. Also many places where the rac...
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In this article, spatial autocorrelation and its selected local indicators are discussed, while the indicator of the first written mention concerning municipalities of the Slovak Republic is particularly studied. Knowledge and interpretation of this phenomenon represents an initial precondition of an extensive analysis and application of spatial au...
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The issue of urban and regional preferences is not frequent theme in the scientific literature. Its origins date back to the 1960s and 1970s as part of behavioural geography in Anglo-American literature. In the 1980s and 1990s this kind of research developed in the Czech geography. Because this topic still absents in the Slovak geography, we starte...
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In this article, spatial autocorrelation and its selected local indicators are discussed, while the indicator of the first written mention concerning municipalities of the Slovak Republic is particularly studied. Knowledge and interpretation of this phenomenon represents an initial precondition of an extensive analysis and application of spatial au...
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The goal of the paper is to analyze the development of territorial and settlement units in the Slovak Republic in 1961 – 2010, namely in connection with the identification of categories as " city " and " countryside " , i.e. urban and rural units. For the given period of fifty years we summarize the changes in definitions of units, the development...
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In the hitherto development of residential suburbanization in the Slovak Republic, the dominance of this process is evident primarily in the region of the Slovak capital – Bratislava. The objective of this contribution is to analyze the development of residential suburbanization in the Bratislava region in 1990 – 2009. We present the given developm...
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Suburbanization is a process that chronologically is the second stage of urban development. While this process belongs already to the historical stages of development in the most urbanized regions of the world, it is dominant in Central and Eastern Europe at present. Suburbanization in the Slovak Republic started with some delay and with lower inte...
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Polarization and differentiation of the society is the result of close links between social and economic dimension, which is reflected not only in economic but also in social differences between regions, along with a wide range of other different factors. The article presents the results of the analysis aimed to identify the problem-ridden and deve...
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The main aim of communal reform as a part of the public administration reform is to create effectively functioning local government at the municipal level. It should be able to perform the functions and create conditions for further social and economic development. Cooperation between municipalities in the form of joint municipal authorities began...

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