The book was published at Cambridge Scholars Publishing and deals with the cultural aspects of single-industry communities facing transitional changes in their late or post-productive phases. The main objective of this collection is to study and compare local culturally dependent communities from various parts of the world. Chapter describing Idrija is dedicated to the role of history and tradition transcending into present day. Authors try to establish historical, cultural and geographical links that make up present day successful small town of Idrija.
The scientific monograph series is intented for publication of extended scientific monographs from the fields of physical, human and regional geography, as well as books on geographical terminology, Slovenian geographical names and thematical cartography. The books comprehensively discuss geographical problems in Slovenia or its regions and also geographical problems in other regions, but with some relevance to Slovenia. The book series is edited by Drago Perko and Drago Kladnik. Until now, 31 issues have been published, six of them in the last programme period: - Brigita Jamnik, Mitja Janža, Aleš Smrekar, Mateja Breg Valjavec, Sonja Cerar, Claudia Cosma, Katarina Hribernik, Matija Krivic, Petra Meglič, Simona Pestotnik, Matthias Piepenbrink, Martin Podboj, Katarina Polajnar Horvat, Joerg Prestor, Christoph Schüth, Jasna Šinigoj, Dejan Šram, Janko Urbanc, Gorazd Žibret: Safeguarding drinking water (31), - Matej Gabrovec, Mauro Hrvatin, Blaž Komac, Jaka Ortar, Miha Pavšek, Maja Topole, Mihaela Triglav Čekada, Matija Zorn: The Triglav glacier (30), - Matjaž Geršič, Borut Batagelj, Herman Berčič, Ljudmila Bokal, Aleš Guček, Janez Kavar, Stane Kocutar, Blaž Komac, Zvezdan Marković, Peter Mikša, Blaž Torkar: Rudolf Badjura (29), - Rok Ciglič: Analiza naravnih pokrajinskih tipov Slovenije z GIS-om (28), - Drago Kladnik, Primož Pipan, Primož Gašperič: Names for the bay of Piran (27), - Mateja Breg Valjavec: Former waste disposal sites in dolines and gravel pits (26), - Drago Kladnik, Drago Perko: Slovenian country names (25), - Drago Kladnik, Rok Ciglič, Mauro Hrvatin, Drago Perko, Peter Repolusk, Manca Volk: Slovenian exonyms (24), - Bojan Erhartič: Geomorphosites in the Triglav lakes valley (23), - Rožle Bratec Mrvar, Lukas Birsak, Jerneja Fridl, Drago Kladnik, Jurij Kunaver: Kozenn's School Atlas as a Milestone in Education (22), - Brigita Jamnik, Aleš Smrekar, Borut Vrščaj: Plot gardening in Ljubljana (21).
The scientific monograph series "Georythm" is intended primarily for comprehensive presentation of narrow geographical problems, among which completed research Institute's international and domestic projects have an important place. The editors of the series are Drago Perko and Drago Kladnik. Until now, 25 books have been published, the majority of them in the last programme period: - David Bole: Transport land use in Slovenia (25), - Aleš Smrekar, Mateja Šmid Hribar, Jernej Tiran, Bojan Erhartič: Environmental interpretation: the case of the Ljubljana moor (24), - Matjaž Geršič, Blaž Repe, Matej Blatnik, Valentina Brečko Grubar, Bojana Kovač, Nejc Pozvek, Ana Seifert: Geography and plant succesion (23), - Matija Zorn, Nika Razpotnik Visković, Peter Repolusk, Mateja Ferk: Spatial and regional development of the Mediterranean: A unified approach and selected tools (22), - Nika Razpotnik Visković: The role of part-time farms in the transformation of the urban fringe (21), - Janez Nared, David Bole, Matej Gabrovec, Nika Razpotnik Visković, Maruša Goluža, Matjaž Geršič, Petra Rus: Public transport in the Ljubljana urban region: Integrative Planning (20), - Marjan Ravbar, Jani Kozina: Geographical perspectives on the knowledge society in Slovenia (19), - Blaž Komac, Matija Zorn, Rok Ciglič: Natural-disaster education in Europe (18), - Mateja Ferk, Uroš Stepišnik: Geomorphological features of the Rakov Škocjan (17), - Aleš Smrekar, Bojan Erhartič, Mateja Šmid Hribar: Landscape park Tivoli, Rožnik and Šišnski hrib (16), - Mimi Urbanc: Landscape representations of Slovenian Istria (15), - Jani Kozina: Transport accessibility in Slovenia (14), - Lučka Ažman Momirski, Drago Kladnik: Transformation of cultural landscape in Slovenian countryside (13), - Nika Razpotnik Visković, Mimi Urbanc, Janez Nared: Alpine spatial and developmental issues (12), - Matej Gabrovec, David Bole: Daily mobility in Slovenia (11), - Janez Nared, Damjan Kavaš: Monitoring and evaluation of the regional policy in Slovenia (10), - Marjan Ravbar: Development factors in Slovenia – creativity and investments (9).
The basic appearance of Slovenia’s cultural landscapes was primarily formed during medieval colonization and later changed only slowly. They are distinguished by their diversity, incorporation into the natural environment, and strong ecological, cultural, and emotional value. Economic and social developments in recent decades have triggered great changes in the appearance and function of the landscape. In Slovenia the study of cultural landscapes has mainly been through landscape architecture, which focuses on the external aspects of the landscape, and through geography, which primarily examines the functional assessment of landscapes and the interconnection of natural and social elements and processes in these landscapes.
Original scientific article in foreign SCI journal discusses social capacity building for natural hazards. This topic is increasingly gaining relevance not only for socalled developing countries but also for European welfare states which are continuously challenged by the social, economic and ecological impacts of natural hazards. Following an outline of recent governance changes with regard to natural hazards, we develop a heuristic model of social capacity building by taking into account a wide range of existing expertise from different fields of research. Particular attention is paid to social vulnerability and its assessment, as well as to risk communication and risk education as specific strategies of social capacity building. We propose to distinguish between interventionist and participatory approaches, thus enabling for a better understanding of existing practices of social capacity building as well as their particular strengths and weaknesses. By way of conclusion, we encourage more research on social capacity building for natural hazards in Europe.