When regions collide: in what sense a new ‘regional problem’?
journal contributionposted on 2014-11-14, 14:27 authored by John HarrisonJohn Harrison, Anna Growe
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.
- Social Sciences
- Geography and Environment
Published inEnvironment and Planning A
Pages2332 - 2352
CitationHARRISON, J. and GROWE, A., 2014. When regions collide: in what sense a new ‘regional problem’? Environment and Planning A, 46 (10), pp. 2332 - 2352.
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NotesThe 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