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The Invention of Regions: Political Restructuring and Territorial Government in Western Europe

The Invention of Regions: Political Restructuring and Territorial Government in Western Europe 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 of economic, 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy SAGE

The Invention of Regions: Political Restructuring and Territorial Government in Western Europe

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© 1997 SAGE Publications
ISSN
0263-774x
eISSN
1472-3425
DOI
10.1068/c150383
Publisher site
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Abstract

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 of economic, 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.

Journal

Environment and Planning C: Government and PolicySAGE

Published: Dec 1, 1997

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