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Geografický časopis

Volume 59, 2007, No. 1


  Hybridná idiograficko-nomotetická povaha geografie a koncept miesta s dôrazom na humánnu geografiu
René Matlovič 1)

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1)Katedra geografie a regionálneho rozvoja, Fakulta humanitných a prírodných vied, Prešovská univerzita, Ulica 17. novembra 1, 080 01 Prešov.

empirical-analytical tradition, geographical thinking, hermeneutic tradition, hybrid geography, idiographic approaches, concept of place, critical tradition, nomothetic approaches

The paper is dedicated to the ontological and epistemological argumentation of hybrid nature of geography. This hybrid nature is reflected in the need to combine several research approaches. The author concentrates on relationships between the nomothetic and idiographic methods of obtaining geographical knowledge. He reasons the need to seek the concept that may link the two ways of exploration. He suggests that the new (triple) view of the traditional concept of place may possess the potential to bring together the above-mentioned research approaches so far considered alternative.

Geografický časopis. Volume 59, 2007, No. 1: 3-23.

  Morfohydraulická štruktúra dna koryta malého vodného toku a spoločenstvá makrozoobentosu
Anna Grešková 1), Milan Lehotský 2), Zuzana Pastuchová 3)

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1)Geografický ústav SAV, Štefánikova 49, 814 73 Bratislava.
2)Geografický ústav SAV, Štefánikova 49, 814 73 Bratislava.
3)Ústav zoológie SAV, Dúbravská cesta 9, 845 06 Bratislava.

riverbed morphology, physical habitat, macroinvertebrates

The principles of fluvial geomorphology provide a physical template for the landscape perspectives that underpin the ecological integrity of river systems. Two river reaches of the small stream Drietomica about 200 m long in the central part of the Biele Karpaty Mts. were selected for the study. The riverbed habitat structure has been determined under geomorphic units (in the sense of the River Morphology Hierarchical Classification – RMHC) by identification of the flow hydraulics and substrate properties. These variables are integrated as morphohydraulic units – patches of the uniform morphology, hydraulics and substrate. The Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera and Trichoptera communities were analysed in relation to the geomorphic, hydraulic and substrate characteristics of the riverbed. In this case study it was confirmed that the directly measured variables – depth, current velocity and substrate grain size together with related variables – flow type, Re and Fr numbers influenced the spatial distribution of macroinvertebrate communities in the studied river reaches.

Geografický časopis. Volume 59, 2007, No. 1: 25-48.

  Bridging the gap between the theory and practice of regional sustainability: a political–conceptual analysis
Alios Hynek 1), Nikola Hynek 2)

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1)Masarykova univerzita, Brno, .
2)University of Bradford, United Kingdom, . N.Hynek@bradford

politics, regions, landscapes, spatiality, sustainability

The paper offers a perspective aiming to bridge the gap between the theory and practice of regional sustainability. It does so by conceptual and political analyses, which broadly divide the article into two parts. In the initial half, an analysis deals with the concepts of environment and compares and contrasts the notions of regions and landscapes. It nevertheless goes further in an attempt to transcend this alleged dichotomy. As a part of this mapping, the differences between human and physical geography are defined. Subsequently, notions of space and spatiality in human geography scholarship are being examined. The first half of the article concludes by tackling the question of what is landscape spatiality – or, can one speak about spatialities of landscapes? The second half of the article reflects on the practice of regional sustainability. At the beginning, the question of sustainability pillars is addressed. What follows is an initial profile of the Vysocina Region within which the authors gained empirical data from their participation in the process of environmental policy-making. It is in this context that the regional strategy for the Vysocina Region, specifically its environmental part is being analysed. Subsequently, an analysis of expert and political framework in the Vysocina Region is investigated and compared. Epistemic-community theoretical insights are compared with the authors’ hands-on experience. In conclusion, the summary of authors’ practical involvement in the Vysocina Region environmental policy-making in light of a wider theoretical-conceptual context is provided.

Geografický časopis. Volume 59, 2007, No. 1: 49-64.

  Vývoj priestorovej štruktúry siete hotelov na území Bratislavy
Ingrid Bučeková 1)

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1)Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, Prírodovedecká fakulta, Katedra humánnej geografie a demografie, Ilkovičova 6, 842 15 Bratislava.

hotels, hotel spatial distribution, location, concentration

The paper analyses and evaluates the hotel network spatial structure development in the territory of Bratislava from 1975 to 2004, also emphasizing its specific features. Despite the fact that the number of studies addressing spatial distribution and location of hotels in foreign literature is increasing, there are still not enough similar works prepared within Slovak geography. This contribution should partly eliminate this disproportion. The hotel network development in Bratislava is briefly presented, accompanied by analyses of hotel spatial distribution according to administrative city quarters and concentric zones in three periods – in 1975, 1996 and 2004. The largest concentrations of hotels is also identified. In Bratislava, as well as in capital cities of neighbouring states, the process of de-concentration of the hotel network and expansion of territory with a tourist accommodation function is observed. An increase in the number of hotels in Bratislava has accompanied the rising number of city quarters and concentric zones with hotels located there.

Geografický časopis. Volume 59, 2007, No. 1: 65-81.