The Case of Gorizia/Gorica: A Sequence of Missed Geo-political and Geo-economic Opportunities

Igor Jelen, Kurt Scharr, Ernst Steinicke


The town was founded in a unique position, having the possibility during the centuries of taking advantage of a set of favourable circumstances. In the last century it developed in a particular way, being today difficult to be described following a twin city schema, or better that of a divided town, or of a multipolar pattern. Today the situation of the town may be considered stagnant, or even regressing, in any sense (politically and economically), giving the impression that the city as a whole is not capable of taking advantage of the geopolitics offered to it.

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Gorizia/Gorica; political geography; economic geography; Upper Adriatic/Eastern Alps; Italian/Slovenian borders

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