Marginal regions in Slovakia and their developmental disposabilities

https://doi.org/10.17221/5151-AGRICECONCitation:Gajdoš P. (2005): Marginal regions in Slovakia and their developmental disposabilities. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 51: 555-563.
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The study deals with the problems of territorial marginality in Slovakia. It illustrates the content structure of regional marginality, its factor satiation, as well as its spatial (territorial) localization. The historical-spatial context of marginal territories in Slovakia and their position in the transformation period are pointed out. The stress is laid on social-spatial marginality of the regions, representing its central component. The study suggests the possibilities of solving the problems of marginal regions, their developmental disposabilities, as well as the necessity of application of certain demarginalization activities, as a component part of modernization processes and their dynamization in the respective territories. The existing contradictions between the intentions of the regional policy of the Slovak Republic and the actual situation in solving the problems of marginal regions have been pointed out as well. 
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