A contribution to human geographical regionalisation of the Czech Republic at the mezzo level



Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference 17th International Colloquium on Regional Sciences. Conference Proceedings.
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Web http://is.muni.cz/do/econ/soubory/katedry/kres/4884317/48596005/092_2014.pdf
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.5817/CZ.MUNI.P210-6840-2014-92
Field Earth magnetism, geography
Keywords dichotomy core–periphery; travel-to-work flows; regional division; Czech Republic
Description The core–periphery dichotomy belongs among the basic axioms of the spatial organisation of society. It exists at various hierarchical levels. It forms basis for human geographical regionalisations, when resulting functional (or just nodal) regions have their central and peripheral areas. For the territory of the Czech Republic is typical that the most distinct peripheries concentrate along the boundaries of the spheres of influence of regional centres at the level of regional capitals. The main objective of this contribution is to propose the regionalisation of the Czech Republic at the mezzo regional level (i.e. the level corresponding to the primary dichotomic distribution of core and periphery), to compare it to existing regionalisations at the mezzo regional level, and to confront the boundaries of resulting regions with localisations of peripheral areas.

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