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Regions and Regionalism in Europe

Edited by Michael Keating, Professor, University of Aberdeen, UK
The last half century has seen the rise across Europe of a new intermediate level of government and politics, usually referred to as a region. However the term ‘region’ means many different things and can be approached from many different angles – geographical, historical, cultural, social, economic and political. Although it is in Europe that regionalism as a multiform phenomenon has developed furthest, the European experience resonates in other parts of the world, where some of these elements also exist. In this volume, Michael Keating has selected some of the most significant previously published articles which provide a comprehensive overview of past and current thinking on this subject.
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Publication Date: 2004
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  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Public Policy
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Regional Studies
The last half century has seen the rise across Europe of a new intermediate level of government and politics, usually referred to as a region. However the term ‘region’ means many different things and can be approached from many different angles – geographical, historical, cultural, social, economic and political. Although it is in Europe that regionalism as a multiform phenomenon has developed furthest, the European experience resonates in other parts of the world, where some of these elements also exist. In this volume, Michael Keating has selected some of the most significant previously published articles which provide a comprehensive overview of past and current thinking on this subject.
27 articles, dating from 1980 to 2002
Contributors include: A. Amin, C. Applegate, M. Dunford, T.O. Hueglin, J. Loughlin, A. Paasi, S. Rokkan, J.W. Scott, C. Trigilia, D. Urwin
Contents:
Acknowledgements
Introduction Michael Keating
1. Stein Rokkan (1980), ‘Territories, Centres, and Peripheries: Toward a Geoethnic-Geoeconomic-Geopolitical Model of Differentiation within Western Europe’
2. Derek W. Urwin (1982), ‘Germany: From Geographical Expression to Regional Accommodation’
3. Celia Applegate (1999), ‘A Europe of Regions: Reflections on the Historiography of Sub-National Places in Modern Times’
4. Urlan Wannop (1997), ‘Regional Planning and Urban Governance in Europe and the USA’
5. Thomas O. Hueglin (1986), ‘Regionalism in Western Europe: Conceptual Problems of a New Political Perspective’
6. Anssi Paasi (2002), ‘Place and Region: Regional Worlds and Words’
7. Derek W. Urwin (1998), ‘Modern Democratic Experiences of Territorial Management: Single Houses, But Many Mansions’
8. Kenichi Ohmae (1993), ‘The Rise of the Region State’
9. Michael Storper (1995), ‘The Resurgence of Regional Economies, Ten Years Later: The Region as a Nexus of Untraded Interdependencies’
10. Allen J. Scott (1996), ‘Regional Motors of the Global Economy'
11. Ash Amin (1999), 'An Institutionalist Perspective on Regional Economic Development’
12. John Lovering (1999), ‘Theory Led by Policy: The Inadequacies of the “New Regionalism” (Illustrated from the Case of Wales)’
13. Ray Hudson (1999), ‘“The Learning Economy, the Learning Firm and the Learning Region”: A Sympathetic Critique of the Limits to Learning’
14. John Agnew (1997), ‘The Dramaturgy of Horizons: Geographical Scale in the “Reconstruction of Italy” by the New Italian Political Parties, 1992–95’
15. Benito Giordano (2000), ‘Italian Regionalism or “Padanian” Nationalism - the Political Project of the Lega Nord in Italian Politics’
16. Mick Dunford (1994), ‘Winners and Losers: The New Map of Economic Inequality in the European Union’
17. Ash Amin and John Tomaney (1995), ‘The Regional Dilemma in a Neo-Liberal Europe’
18. Charlie Jeffery (2000), ‘Sub-National Mobilization and European Integration: Does It Make Any Difference?’
19. Liesbet Hooghe and Michael Keating (1994), ‘The Politics of European Union Regional Policy’
20. Brian Hocking (1999), ‘Patrolling the “Frontier”: Globalization, Localization and the “Actorness” of Non-Central Governments’
21. James Wesley Scott (1999), ‘European and North American Contexts for Cross-border Regionalism’
22. L.J. Sharpe (1993), ‘The European Meso: An Appraisal'
23. Michael Keating (1998), 'Is there a Regional Level of Government in Europe?’
24. Carlo Trigilia (1991), ‘The Paradox of the Region: Economic Regulation and the Representation of Interests’
25. Martin Brusis (2002), ‘Between EU Requirements, Competitive Politics, and National Traditions: Re-creating Regions in the Accession Countries of Central and Eastern Europe’
26. Arthur Benz and Dietrich Fürst (2002), ‘Policy Learning in Regional Networks’
27. John Loughlin (2000), ‘Regional Autonomy and State Paradigm Shifts in Western Europe’
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