Borders and border regions in Europe : changes, challenges and chances

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  • Focussing European borders: The book provides insight into a variety of changes in the nature of borders in Europe and its neighborhood from various disciplinary perspectives. Special attention is paid to the history and contemporary dynamics at Polish and German borders. Of particular interest are the creation of Euroregions, mutual perceptions of Poles and Germans at the border, EU Regional Policy, media debates on the extension of the Schengen area. Analysis of cross-border mobility between Abkhazia and Georgia or the impact of Israel's "Security Fence" to Palestine on society complement the focus on Europe with a wider view.


  • Includes bibliographical references.


  • Theoretical perspectives on borders -- European border regions as "laboratories" for cross-border cooperation -- Identities and stereotypes in European border regions -- Views on the history of Polish-German border regions -- Cross-border interaction in Europe's neighbourhood
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