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Prokkola, Eeva-Kaisa (2019). Alueellinen tietoisuus ja rajat ylittävän liikkuvuuden hierarkia : Lappeenrannan ja Tornion kaupunkien asukkaiden näkökulmat. Terra 131: 2, 81–95.

Alueellinen tietoisuus ja rajat ylittävän liikkuvuuden hierarkia : Lappeenrannan ja Tornion kaupunkien asukkaiden näkökulmat

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Author: Prokkola, Eeva-Kaisa1
Organizations: 1Maantieteen tutkimusyksikkö, Oulun yliopisto
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe202003259159
Language: Finnish
Published: Suomen maantieteellinen seura, 2019
Publish Date: 2020-03-25
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Abstract

This paper reports a study that examined peoples’ attitudes towards borders, border surveillance and cross-border mobilities in the Finnish–Russian and Finnish–Swedish border areas. The study is based on a postal survey that was conducted among the residents of Lappeenranta and Tornio in 2017. The analysis points out differences in the attitudes towards the borders and crossborder mobilities between and within the border cities. With the exception of cross-border petrol shopping, people in Tornio have more regular interaction across the Finnish–Swedish border than people in Lappeenranta have across the Finnish–Russian border. An interesting research finding is that people in Tornio consider the free mobility of locals across borders more important in both border contexts compared to people in Lappeenranta. In both research areas, however, border surveillance is considered of high importance. The concept of border-regional consciousness is proposed as a key for understanding the divergence of attitudes towards the rights of mobility between different legal-administrative and geopolitical border contexts.

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Series: Terra
ISSN: 0040-3741
ISSN-L: 0040-3741
Volume: 131
Issue: 2
Pages: 81 - 95
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 519 Social and economic geography
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Funding: Tutkimus on toteutettu osana Suomen Akatemian Strategisen tutkimuksen neuvoston rahoittamaa hanketta ”Globaalin turvallisuuden monikerroksiset rajat” (GLASE; #303527, #303480).
Copyright information: © 2019 Prokkola, Eeva-Kaisa sekä Suomen Maantieteellinen Seura.