Environmental Problems of East Central Europe

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Slovenia

Dušan Plut, Metka Špes and Valentina Brečko

Introduction

Seen from a geographical viewpoint, Slovenia - with 20,256sq.km of territory, 1.98mln population and GDP in 1998 equalling US$9700pc - is a distinct Central European transit country, located at the contact of four macro-regional units: the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Pannonian lowland and the Dinaric Mountains (Gams, 1991) (Figure 11.1). Due to this location, its physico-geographical features are intensely intertwined, resulting in an exceptionally diverse landscape and intensely patterned geographical mosaic of small landscape units. Its landscape and biotic diversities, together with abundant forests, essentially contribute to Slovenia's highly regenerative capacity. Yet for some important and widespread

Figure 11.1 Salient features of Slovenia

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations viii
  • Acknowledgement xvii
  • Abbreviations xviii
  • Part I - Context 1
  • 1 - Introduction 3
  • References 16
  • 2 - Environmental Politics and Transition 22
  • References 37
  • 3 - Environmental Movements, Nation States and Globalisation 40
  • 4 - The Central Importance of the European Union 56
  • References 89
  • 5 - The Soviet Union and the Successor States 92
  • Part II - Country Studies 117
  • 6 - Czech Republic 119
  • 7 - East Germany 139
  • References 155
  • 8 - Hungary 157
  • References 180
  • 9 - Poland 183
  • References 203
  • 10 - Slovakia 207
  • 11 - Slovenia 228
  • References 246
  • Part III - Country Studies 249
  • 12 - Albania 251
  • References 277
  • 13 - Bosnia and Hercegovina 283
  • Note 303
  • 14 - Bulgaria 305
  • 15 - Croatia 330
  • 16 - Macedonia 347
  • References 364
  • 17 - Romania 366
  • References 391
  • 18 - Yugoslavia 396
  • Part IV - Conclusion 417
  • 19 - Conclusion 419
  • References 431
  • Index 433
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