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Commuting flows in the Czech Republic – retrospective view to the map of relation space



Year of publication 2013
Type Conference abstract
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Description The aim of the paper is to describe changing landscape of work-commuting flows and relations in Czech Republic between 1991 and 2011. Having analysed the pattern of job centres as well as the spatiality of flows we argue that there are remarkable processes of territorial polarization of regional economies. A special attention is paid to the development of the spatial pattern of micro-regional centres which represent the focal points for integrated LLSs (local labour systems). Analysing commuting patterns for the years 1991, 2001 and 2011 the relative decline of the small micro- regional centres is evident in the context of commuting flow network. On the other side the major urban centres strengthen their importance as the principle organising foci within the national relation space. The changing map of (work-commuting) relations will be finally interpreted from the geographical standpoints – parameters of geographic position, proximity and scale will be examined as significant pre-conditions of territorial capital and cohesion.
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