Political Institutionalisation and Economic Specialisation in Polycentric Metropolitan Regions: The Case of the East German â€˜Saxony Triangleâ€™
The rising focus of politicians as well as scientists in the EU on the large urban agglomerations as centres of economic growth is accompanied by political efforts to identify and to demarcate such agglomerations under the label â€˜metropolitan regionsâ€™. This study develops a theoretical framework broaching the issue of cooperation between municipalities from the perspective of regional economics as well as political science. The framework is applied to the empirical case of the polycentric metropolitan region of the â€˜Saxony triangleâ€™ in east Germany. The results show that various intervening factors prevent intense co-operation between the actors in the region. Policy implications and conclusions for future research are discussed.
Volume (Year): 47 (2010)
Issue (Month): 12 (November)
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