ISSN 2712-7834
Ridevsky Gennady

Ridevsky Gennady

PhD (Geograp. Sci.), Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Social and Labor Research of the Labor Research Institute of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk, Belarus).

Center-periphery and integration processes as key trends in the transformation of spatial structures

The article deals with the processes of differentiation and integration of territories. Center-periphery processes, including polarization, fragmentation (stratification) and hierarchization, lead to the formation of a poly-problem, fragmented and hierarchical geographical space. In turn, integration processes, incl. continualization, agglomeration and conglomeration, «stitch» the geographical space and objectively contribute to the transition to sustainable and inclusive development of territories. Together, the processes of differentiation and integration lead to the regionalization of geographical space, i.e. the formation of regions within whose boundaries it is possible to effectively manage territorial development. All these processes are clearly manifested in reality, which is shown by the example of the development of regions and settlements of the Republic of Belarus.

Keywords: center-periphery processes; spatial integration processes; regionalization; spatial structures; Republic of Belarus.

For citation: Ridevsky G.V. Center-periphery and integration processes as key trends in the transformation of spatial structures // Social Novelties and Social Sciences. – 2023. – N 3. – P. 34–52.
DOI: 10.31249/snsn/2023.03.02
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