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Title: When regions collide: in what sense a new ‘regional problem’?
Authors: Harrison, John
Growe, Anna
Keywords: Territorial/relational divide
Cross-border metropolitan region
City regionalism
Germany
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Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Pion and its Licensors
Citation: HARRISON, J. and GROWE, A., 2014. When regions collide: in what sense a new ‘regional problem’? Environment and Planning A, 46 (10), pp. 2332 - 2352.
Abstract: Going beyond the territorial/relational divide in regional studies requires researchers to do more than examine the extent to which territoriality and relationality are complementary alternatives. The variety of networked regional spaces means it is intellectually unsustainable to simply relate a single networked regional space to territory– scale without first considering how networked regional spaces interact. Illustrated through the experience of Germany, our paper demonstrates that interaction between different networked regional spaces (eg, city-regions and cross-border regions) is resulting in new networked regional imaginaries (eg, cross-border metropolitan regions). Its overall aim is to show that the production of entirely new networked spaces can assist in overcoming the contradictions present in one configuration of regions, but this only serves to create a new ‘regional problem’ requiring ever more complex configurations of regions.
Description: The definitive, peer-reviewed and edited version of this article is published in Environment and Planning A, vol 46, part 10, pp. 2332-2352, 2014, DOI: 10.1068/a130341p
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1068/a130341p
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16249
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/a130341p
ISSN: 0308-518X
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