Bridging the gap: cross-border integration in the Slovak–Hungarian borderland around Štúrovo–Esztergom

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dc.contributor.author Balogh, Péter
dc.contributor.author Pete Márton hu
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-05T14:45:17Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-31T02:10:04Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Borderlands Studies 33:(4) pp. 605-622. (2018) hu
dc.identifier.issn 0886-5655 hu
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11155/1410
dc.description.abstract One of the main narratives of border studies in recent years has been that cross-border interactions rarely result in a thorough integration, with the border remaining a strong dividing line. While not questioning that grand narrative as a whole, this article contributes to nuancing the picture. Through the four analytical lenses proposed by Brunet-Jailly (2005. Theorizing Borders: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Geopolitics 10, no. 4: 633–649) we investigated the Slovak-Hungarian borderland around Štúrovo and Esztergom, where substantial developments towards a thorough integration of the two sides have actually taken place. The empirical material is based on personal interviews with 26 local elites, statistical data, field observations, etc. Two dimensions emerge as particularly important behind this integration. One is related to market forces: a long-lasting severe economic situation including high unemployment on the rather agriculture-dominated Slovakian side has pushed thousands to daily commute to work on the industrially oriented Hungarian side, where demand for labor has been high. The other key dimension is related to the local cross-border culture, where shared identities and common languages on both sides have led to intensive cultural and educational exchange. These developments were also facilitated by the policy activities of multiple levels of government and the local political clout. Our case contradicts the now common idea that increasing cross-border integration coincides with decreasing cross-border mobility. hu
dc.language angol hu
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND-4.0) Nevezd meg!-Ne add el!-Ne változtasd! hu
dc.subject határmenti térség - Magyarország - Szlovákia hu
dc.subject határon átnyúló kapcsolat hu
dc.subject határmenti térség hu
dc.subject határmenti együttműködés hu
dc.subject Esztergom hu
dc.subject Štúrovo hu
dc.title Bridging the gap: cross-border integration in the Slovak–Hungarian borderland around Štúrovo–Esztergom en
dc.type journalArticle en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08865655.2017.1294495 hu
dc.author.mtmtid 10045630
dc.author.affiliation DTO hu
dc.author.orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8220-3220
dc.identifier.mtmt-recordid 3206985
dc.coverage.mtmt mtmt hu
dc.type.description folyóiratcikk hu
dc.relation.ispartofjournal Journal of Borderlands Studies hu
dc.relation.ispartofjournalissue 4 hu
dc.description.access Késleltetett elérésű hu
dc.format.extentfirstpage 605 hu
dc.format.extentlastpage 622 hu

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