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Regionální diferenciace současného socioekonomického vývoje v České republice

Regional Differentiation of Current Socio-Economic Development in the Czech Republic
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Hampl, Martin

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Abstract The social transformation in post- totalitarian countries is characterized by extraordinarily dynamic differentiation tendencies. With respect to social groups & territorial communities, these tendencies differ or are even contradictory, resulting in an internal social & territorial polarization in the national systems concerned. These polarization processes are, on the one hand, a reaction to the equalizing tendencies in communist countries, and, on the other hand, are the result of the need for qualitative changes to social structures. One such structure is the regional organization of society, which owing to the heterogeneous nature of the conditions it exists in has very specific features. Essentially it is the environmental organization of society, where the effects of social & natural factors are combined. Consequently, there is typically a higher level of territorial inequality in the distribution of economic activities than in social distribution, and, by contrast, less variability of geographical differentiation than social differentiation. These features are demonstrated in an empirical analysis of the current development in the Czech Republic, wherein a distinction is made between two ways of assessing regional distribution. First, there is the assessment of differentiation of the territorial intensity of economic activities (economic aggregate/km2). Second, there is the assessment of relative economic & social development (economic aggregate/inhabitant). Despite the differences in the level & variability of the two types of regional differentiation, there are similar trends in their development, heading towards greater inequalities.
Classification Macrosociology, Analysis of Whole Societies; Economic and Social Geography
Free Keywords Social Inequality; Geography; Socioeconomic Status; Political Change
Document language Other language
Publication Year 2007
Page/Pages p. 889-910
Journal Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review, 43 (2007) 5
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications