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The invention of regions: political restructuring and territorial government in Western Europe

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Regionalism has come back to prominence, as the political, economic, cultural, and social meaning of space is changing in contemporary Europe. In some ways, politics, economics, and public policies are deterritorializing; but at the same time and in other ways, there is a reterritorialization ofeconomic, political, and governmental activity. The `new regionalism' is the product of this decomposition and recomposition of the territorial framework of public life, consequent on changes in the state, the market, and the international context. Functional needs, institutional restructuring, and political mobilization all play a role. Regionalism must now be placed in the context of the international market and the European Union, as well as the nation-state.

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  • M Keating, 1997. "The invention of regions: political restructuring and territorial government in Western Europe," Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 15(4), pages 383-398, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:pio:envirc:v:15:y:1997:i:4:p:383-398
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    1. Leonie Janssen-Jansen & Melika Levelt, 2005. "Borderless Space - Ideas for Regional Collaboration," ERSA conference papers ersa05p292, European Regional Science Association.
    2. Benito Giordano & Elisa Roller, 2003. "A Comparison of City Region Dynamics in the UK, Spain and Italy: More Similarities than Differences?," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 37(9), pages 911-927.
    3. Knapp, Wolfgang & Schmitt, Peter, 2002. "Re-structuring competetive metropolitan regions: on territory, institutions and governance. RheinRuhr compared with London, Paris and the Randstad Holland," ERSA conference papers ersa02p437, European Regional Science Association.
    4. Mark Tewdwr-Jones & Nicholas Phelps, 2000. "Levelling the Uneven Playing Field: Inward Investment, Interregional Rivalry and the Planning System," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 34(5), pages 429-440.
    5. Lambregts, Bart, 2002. "Global city-region ambition in the Netherlands: From Randstad to Deltametropolis," ERSA conference papers ersa02p313, European Regional Science Association.

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