Administrative Boundaries, Transport Accessibility and Functional Relations: a Critical Review of Administrative Regions in the Czech Republic from a Spatial Perspective

Stanislav Kraft, Jiří Nerad

Abstract


The main purpose of the article is a critical evaluation of current administrative regions in the Czech Republic from a spatial point of view. The post-socialist transformation processes took place very quickly in the Czech Republic and they strongly influenced the spatial organization of the society. The study is focused on the present administrative organization of the Czech Republic in form of the ‘districts of municipalities with extended competence’. We evaluate their role in fulfilling the spatial equity principle through the time accessibility of the administrative centers from their administrative regions and through current socio-economic spatial flows (expressed by daily commuting).

The study brings important results of current spatial arrangement of public administration in the Czech Republic. The most problematic administrative regions in the Czech Republic in terms of their accessibility and their role in space are also mentioned. The results could be useful both in research and practice.


Keywords


administrative regions; public administration; accessibility; spatial flows; Czech Republic

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