Cross-Border Governance in the European Union (Routledge by Barbara Hooper, Olivier Kramsch

By Barbara Hooper, Olivier Kramsch

This quantity makes an attempt to attract debates on governance, at either one of those degrees, into areas of cross-border regionalism in Europe this present day. Embodying either supra-national and sub-national dynamics of latest different types of governance, cross-border areas (or euregions) permit commentary of the fitful development and contradictions of the multilevel polity that's modern Europe. together with case reviews from through the european as exemplars of particular "border regimes", the quantity identifies the sensible and theoretical value of governing in Europe's new cross-border territories as a part of a newly reinvigorated 'regional question'. In Europe's euregions, it truly is argued, problems with democracy, identification, sovereignty, citizenship and scale needs to be rethought, whilst a border runs via it.This e-book utilises a variety of views and a variety of chosen case reviews to check modes of governance rising around the countryside borders of Europe. it's going to curiosity scholars and researchers of eu Union borders.

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Their everyday life. It will be argued that there is not much of communication and exchange between policy-‘makers’ and ‘receivers’ when it comes to European cross-border cooperation. Employing the Dutch–German Euregio Rhine-Waal as example, the structure of this contribution is one that alternates between ‘big stories’ and ‘small stories’. I will first summarize and criticize the processes of European cross-border cooperation and governance, then turn to the Euregio Rhine-Waal and subsequently to local borderlanders.

And make use of spaces that cannot be seen’ (de Certeau 1984: 93). g.

Against this background of increasing Europeanization and promotion of cross-border regions, this chapter focuses on the special role of this region as new spaces for cross-border governance on the one hand and in terms of local people’s spatial reference for their everyday life on the other. Bringing together ‘bits and pieces’ from a Dutch–German euregio, it concentrates on discrepancies between official objectives and results. For, despite dismantling of formal-institutional 26 Anke Stru¨ver barriers against cross-border interaction and increasing activities, borderless spheres are not reached yet.

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