Cross-border regions in Europe - Significance and drivers of regional cross-border co-operation
UNSPECIFIED. (2003) Cross-border regions in Europe - Significance and drivers of regional cross-border co-operation. EUROPEAN URBAN AND REGIONAL STUDIES, 10 (2). pp. 153-171. ISSN 0969-7764Full text not available from this repository.
The 1990s have seen a strong surge in the number of cross-border regions all over Western and Eastern Europe. The article analyses the emergence of these local cross-border institutions in public governance by addressing their context, dimensions and causal underpinnings. First, it offers a brief background on the history of cross-border regions in Europe and related EU policies to support them. Second, it provides a conceptual definition of cross-border regions and their various forms and positions within the wider context of other transnational regional networks. Third, it analyses the empirical dimensions of European cross-border regions, including their frequency, geographic distribution and development over time. It concludes by linking cross-border regions and their various forms to institutional conditions in specific countries as well as the effects of European regional policy. It is argued that small-scale cross-border regions have flourished in; particular because of their increasingly relevant role as implementation units for European regional policy in a context of multi-level governance.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
|Journal or Publication Title:||EUROPEAN URBAN AND REGIONAL STUDIES|
|Publisher:||SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||19|
|Page Range:||pp. 153-171|
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