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Neighborhood Relations on the Polish Borders: The Example of the Polish–German, Polish–Ukrainian and Polish–Russian Border Regions

Katarzyna Stokłosa


Using the example of the Polish border, this article examines the phenomenon of borders and border regions in connection with neighborhood relations. How did relations with their neighbors develop in the course of Polish history? How far have the respective neighbors progressed in overcoming prejudice and stereotypes? These questions will be discussed within the context of Poland's Western border with Germany and her Eastern borders Russia and Ukraine. Can the German-Polish border, with its long history of cross-border cooperation, serve as the model around which to shape co-existence on Poland's Eastern border?

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