Can an area that traditionally has been a periphery area become a core area?
1. Can an area that traditionally has been a periphery area become a core area? What are some of the obstacles to this transition? What conditions would need to be met for this to happen? Begin your answer by providing your own definitions for core and periphery. Illustrate your answer with reference to two different regions.
The paper by Stadel (2009) provides an extensive overview of the core-periphery model. You may use this article as one of your two external references.
2. Bone identifies four areas of tension or divisions in Canadian society that he argues threaten the regional cohesiveness of the country. Referring to one of the four faultlines he discusses (English/French, centralist/decentralist, Indigenous/non-Indigenous, and newcomers/old-Timers), what do you think the significance of this faultline is for Canada’s present and future? Provide an example from one region.