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AUC GEOGRAPHICA, Vol 55 No 2 (2020), 243–254

Regional development trends in West Bohemia with a special focus on peripheral areas

Martin Kebza, Camilla Do Carmo Perotto

published online: 27. 10. 2020


In this article, we study regional development trends in the Czech region of West Bohemia through the application of the core-periphery concept. In particular, we focus on the peripheral areas of West Bohemia, the development and differences between its core and periphery, and on the processes of peripheralization. We have used both ‘scalar’ and ‘vector’ indicators in the hierarchical cluster analysis. It revealed selective convergent and divergent trends of the core and periphery, in which the peripheralization takes place through the geographic expansion of existing peripheries rather than through the emergence of new isolated peripheries.

keywords: West Bohemia; periphery; core-periphery axis; regional development; cluster analysis

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