Faculty Publications

Title

Redrawing the Margin: Re-examining Regional Multichotomies and Conditions of Marginality in Canada, Russia and their Northern Frontiers

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Canada, Forces of regional differentiation, Periphery, Regional structure, Russia

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Regional Studies

Volume

46

Issue

1

First Page

59

Last Page

81

Abstract

Petrov A. N. Redrawing the margin: re-examining regional multichotomies and conditions of marginality in Canada, Russia and their Northern Frontiers, Regional Studies. This paper pursues four objectives: to conceptualize and identify organizational logics of space-economy and dimensions of regional differentiation; to identify regional conditions of marginality and group regions along the core-periphery-margin continuum; to examine regional differences within the Norths; and to compare marginal regions in the Canadian versus Russian North. The analysis is based on the multichotomic view of core-periphery-margin relationships that rests on multiscalar, multiscale, and multicentre interpretation of regional polarities. The regional structures of Canada and Russia are 'remapped' and it is shown that a great degree of resemblance is shared. The contemporary North is an economically marginalized and fractured, but also a strikingly similar, space. © 2012 Copyright Regional Studies Association.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2012

DOI of published version

10.1080/00343404.2010.485180

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