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posted on 27.01.2006by Markus Perkmann
The article proposes a framework for analysing re-scaling processes and applies it
to a case study of the Dutch-German EUREGIO cross-border region. While much
of the scale debate focuses on the causes and consequences of re-scaling, the
article addresses the conditions and circumstances in which new territorial scales
emerge and suggests a framework of necessary components of re-scaling
processes. Informed by neo-Gramscian thinking, the scales debate as well recent
analyses of regionalisation, these are formulated as: political mobilisation,
governance building and strategic unification. The case study locates the
EUREGIO case with respect to these dimensions. The article concludes that this
framework can be used for studying and comparing other re -scaling cases and
presents an initial typology for classifying cross-border regions.