Understanding Geographies of Polarization and Peripheralization

Perspectives from Central and Eastern Europe and Beyond

  • Thilo Lang
  • Sebastian Henn
  • Wladimir Sgibnev
  • Kornelia Ehrlich

Part of the New Geographies of Europe book series (NGE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Understanding New Geographies of Central and Eastern Europe

    1. PoSCoPP: Research Group Production of Space in the Context of Polarization and Peripheralization
      Pages 1-21
  3. Theoretical Backgrounds, Methodological Considerations

  4. Role of Diverse Socio-Political Agents in the Production of Peripheries

  5. Fragmented and Relational Construction of Peripheralities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Tobias Chilla, Markus Neufeld
      Pages 199-216
    3. József Benedek, György Kocziszky
      Pages 217-234
    4. Oleg Golubchikov, Alla Makhrova, Anna Badyina, Isolde Brade
      Pages 270-284
  6. Different Modalities and Relations between Cores and Peripheries

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 340-352

About this book


This book presents a multifaceted perspective on regional development and corresponding processes of adaptation and response, focusing on the concepts of polarization and peripheralization. It discusses theoretical and empirical foundations and presents several compelling case studies from Central and Eastern Europe and beyond.


Central Europe Eastern Europe Polarization Peripheralization Marginalization Europeanization Regional Development Urban and Regional Planning Mobility Demographics Migration Governance Inequality Geography Human Geography European Union EU Political Geography Demography Urban capital city complexity demographic change Demographic Changes demography geography globalization Human geography migration mobility planning regional planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Thilo Lang
    • 1
  • Sebastian Henn
    • 2
  • Wladimir Sgibnev
    • 1
  • Kornelia Ehrlich
    • 1
  1. 1.Leibniz Institute for Regional GeographyGermany
  2. 2.University of JenaGermany

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