• Tijana Vujičić University of Banja Luka



Globalization produced a disparity manifested through spatial polarization - growing and shrinking
territories. Shrinkage is an increasingly global phenomenon that affects cities, villages, and entire
regions around the world. Population loss and economic decline make these areas vulnerable - its
vitality and sustainability are endangered. Starting from the assumption that the rural areas are
particularly affected by shrinkage, this research addresses stagnant trends in the northwest region of
Bosnia and Herzegovina. The aim of this research is to identify and assess the level of rural shrinkage
in the region, as well as to underline directions for future action in response to these negative trends.
The results of the research are presented cartographically using Arc GIS software.


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How to Cite

T. Vujičić, “SHRINKING RURAL AREAS OF REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA”, STEPGRAD, vol. 1, no. 15, pp. 234-245, Jun. 2022.