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Social geography

Periods
January 1, 1999 - December 31, 2003
Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.12.00  Humanities  Geography   

Code Science Field
S230  Social sciences  Social geography 
S250  Social sciences  Demography 
P510  Natural sciences and mathematics  Physical geography, geomorphology, pedology, cartography, climatology 
T260  Technological sciences  Physical planning 
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (12)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  15403  PhD Dejan Cigale  Geography  Researcher  2001 - 2003  411 
2.  06179  PhD Vladimir Drozg  Geography  Researcher  2001 - 2003  403 
3.  20195  PhD Damir Josipovič  Geography  Researcher  2001 - 2003  329 
4.  07553  PhD Drago Kladnik  Geography  Researcher  2001 - 2003  1,164 
5.  10413  PhD Marko Koščak  Economics  Researcher  2002 - 2003  349 
6.  07114  PhD Marjan Ravbar  Geography  Head  2001 - 2003  490 
7.  10260  PhD Irena Rejec Brancelj  Geography  Researcher  2001 - 2003  213 
8.  00343  Peter Repolusk  Geography  Researcher  2001 - 2003  216 
9.  17345  Iztok Sajko    Researcher  2001 - 2003  78 
10.  04291  PhD Metka Špes  Geography  Researcher  2001 - 2003  521 
11.  07434  Alenka Turel-Faleskini  Geography  Researcher  2001 - 2003  29 
12.  10895  PhD Jernej Zupančič  Humanities  Researcher  2001 - 2002  701 
Abstract
Social geography investigates the spatial dimension of the activity of human society in relation to the economic, social and political conditions, in which the natural conditions in the landscape, relationships, processes and interests in the society are taken into consideration, and the environmental spatial effects of human activity are being established. In social geography, the cultural landscape is the object of investigation. The emphasis is laid on the following subjects: (a) regional development (embraces the questions of settlement development, population mobility, relationships between towns and rural areas, demographic development, spatial and regional planning, landscape transformation, spatial structure, innovative trends, urban management, regional disparities, etc.); (b) economic geography (includes the study of economic activities and spatial structures, economic-social policy, location conditions, interdependence of interests of individual activities and multifunctional character of economic activities in the space, etc.); (c) environmental protection (investigates pollution levels of individual landscape-forming elements, identifies the agents, determines environmental vulnerability, relations of individual population groups to the environment, environmental-protection contents as the subject of strategic judgements, social ecology, etc.); (d) political geography (deals with the ethnic structure of the population, position and structure of ethnic minorities and their settling areas, international migrations, analyses of border areas and transborder relations, assessments of geopolitical position of Slovenia, etc.). All the basic fields have theoretical-methodological, analytical and synthetic (planning and thus applicative) levels. Due to the specific features of regional structures of Slovenia, its position on the contact of large natural units and, concurrently, diverse nations, cultures and languages, in the geographically very diversified environment, the social geography has good possibilities to gain wide recognition in the international scientific world, especially in the field of theory and methodologies of investigation. This is very important because the study group has developed its own investigation methodologies which have already been empirically tested.
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