Valentin Mihaylov

Valentin Mihaylov
University of Silesia in Katowice · Institute of Social and Economic Geography and Spatial Management

PhD

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In this study we focus on the evolution of the identity of those urban neighbourhoods which have formerly been separate towns. This problem is discussed using the example of the polycentric conurbation of Katowice in southern Poland, which came into being because of its mining and industrial functions. The administrative integration of this multi-l...
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The main changes in the development of identity of Ukrainians after the Euromaidan revolution and their influence on internal geopolitics of the state are presented in the paper. The authors have made a critical overview of the key psychological and symbolic domains of Galician and Little-Russian identity, drawing attention on their changes in the...
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In constantly expanding its fields of application, sustainable development is becoming the basic approach to planning and governing the twenty-first century city. This article examines sustainable urban development policies through the lens of utopian thinking and indicates the opposing scholarly interpretations of modern utopianism. On the one han...
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Increased geopolitical competition and growing economic nationalism after 2014 have gradually started to slow the trend of liberalization of international trade. Relations among certain national states have turned into trade wars – a hybrid phenomenon shaped at the intersection of geopolitics and geoeconomics. The paper explores global and regional...
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Thirty years after the start of democratic change, Bulgaria's population has decreased by about 2 mln people. During this period (1989-2019), the country recorded one of the highest rates of population decrease in the world. These circumstances have confronted the Balkan country with a number of difficulties in regional development. The article out...
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The ethnic and religious composition of Mostar, the capital of Herzegovina, changed significantly after the collapse of Yugoslavia. The urban space was re-fragmented and divided spatially and politically between the Croats and Bosniaks while the Serbian community, relatively large before the war, reduced its share in total population by 15.0%. The...
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This chapter justifies the topicality and relevance of spatial conflicts and divisions in cities from the viewpoint of human geography and other branches of science dealing with spatial facets of urban development such as sociology, political science, and economics. Based on the analysis of publications regarding post-socialist cities, the author o...
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Based on the results of twelve case studies on divided and contested cities in post-socialist countries, the chapter presents some general trends and perspectives highlighting the chief conceptual contribution of the volume. Urban spaces in East-Central Europe host diverse paths of spatial confrontation and fragmentation differ in terms of intensit...
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Traditionally, applied aspects of human geography are mainly associated with economic geography, regional development and spatial planning. In the debate on the application potential of the discipline, a number of important problems of social, political and cultural geography, relevant to various contemporary processes on a global and regional scal...
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В исследованиях, посвященных отношениям между индивидами (социальными группами) и географическим пространством, существенное место занимает осмысление механизмов и результатов процесса идентификации с определенной территорией. Авторы статьи предприняли попытку концептуализации данного вопроса, подчеркивая различия в интерпретации идентичности в про...
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Until the late 1980s and the dawn of the end of the Eastern Bloc, communist Bulgaria was considered to be the closest ally of the Soviet Union. Now, 30 years later, the Bulgarian state has been integrated into the main Euro-Atlantic organisations. Taking these radical changes as its starting point, this article outlines the process and consequences...
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The growing role of logistics in the economic space of large metropolises is visible in an increasing number of objects of this kind as well as in their high spatial concentration. Taking into account these circumstances, a phenomenon known as ‘logistics sprawl’ is considered in the article. This is one of two problems concerning the development of...
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The paper deals with the chief aspects of the so-cio-economic transformation of Varna and Burgas, the biggest cities on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. On the basis of available statistical data, a comparison of their population, social, economic and infrastructural development is also provided. More, geopolitical, cultural and economic functions pe...
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Principles of Ethnopolitical and Territorial-Political Organization of Yugoslavia: Genesis, Evolution and Contemporary ConsequencesThe article is devoted to the principles of ethnopolitical and territorial-political organization of the Yugoslavian state. The study presents the genesis and evolution of this question in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats a...

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