Geografie 2003, 108, 14-35

Socio-geographical differentiation of the contemporary world

Josef Novotný

Katedra sociální geografie a regionálního rozvoje, Přírodovědecká fakulta UK, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

The paper refers to certain aspects of the geographical organization of society. Stress is given particularly to an assessment of socio-economic differentiation at the global scale. It means both evaluation of the structure of inequalities as well as of their developmental tendencies. The spatial distribution of population(s) as well as the distribution of the economic product (both within the world population and also among world region's populations) is the main object of the assessment.