This book is an outcome of the 26th international geographical union congress in Perth, Western Australia. It focuses on border landscapes, with emphasis on the varying impact that political decision-making and ideological differences can have on the environment at border locations.
1. Introduction: The border landscape concept 2. From conflict to harmony in border landscapes 3. Geographical investigations in boundary areas of the Basle region (‘Regio’) 4. Boundary, values and identity: The Swiss-Italian transborder region 5. Some developing and current problems of the eastern border landscape of the Federal Republic of Germany: The Bavarian example 6. Geographic problems of frontier regions: The case of the Italo-Yugoslav border landscape 7. The impact of sovereignty transfer on the settlement pattern of Sakhalin Island 8. Society, state and peripherally: The case of the Thai Malaysian Border Landscape 9. The Indonesia-Papua New Guinea border landscape 10. Coastal islands on an international boundary: Dauan and Parama in the Torres Strait 11. Inter- and intra-regional conflicts in Pakistan’s border landscape 12. The Gulf of Aqaba coastline: An evolving border landscape 13. The evolution and contemporary significance of the Bophuthatswana-Botswana border landscape 14. Where the Colorado flows into Mexico 15. Peacekeeping missions and landscapes 16. Conclusion Border landscapes: Themes and directions