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Regional and Local Development in Times of Polarisation

Re-thinking Spatial Policies in Europe

Editors: Lang, Thilo, Görmar, Franziska (Eds.)

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  • Features expert analysis from the leading researchers in the field of socio-spatial polarisation and uneven development 
  • Combines critical geographical thought and spatial studies perspectives with planning approaches, economic development perspectives and issues of policy and politics
  • The first book to examine regional policy, uneven development and issues of spatial development using an integrated perspective
  • Valuable resource for scholars, students and policy makers working in sub-regional, regional, national and European administration and regional development projects
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About this book

Despite the emphasis of the European Regional Policy on territorial cohesion, regional disparities have been increasing within Europe in the past years. The metropolitan areas in almost all countries are considerably growing while regions outside of agglomerations are stagnating or even declining. Against this background this book aims to provide an understanding of the underlying processes of polarisation and related regional and local policies.
This open access volume contributes to the debates about polarisation and regional development by focussing on questions of spatial justice, power distribution and policy transfer. Theoretical and empirically grounded contributions show that European policies are indeed reproducing socio-spatial inequalities instead of challenging them. The book shows further the existing potentials and limits of individuals, economic, political and civil society actors to respond to polarisation on the regional and local level.
In this book conceptual thoughts on polarisation, regional policy and regional development are combined with empirical research and resulting implications for policymaking. As such, it is a valuable source for early career students and researchers as well as professionals in the field of regional and economic development, policy consultants, and policy makers.

About the authors

Thilo Lang is Head of the Department of Regional Geography of Europe at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Germany, and Lecturer at the Global and European Studies Institute at the University of Leipzig, Germany.
Franziska Görmar is Project Manager and Research Fellow at Department of Regional Geography of Europe at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Germany.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Re-thinking Regional and Local Policies in Times of Polarisation: An Introduction

    Görmar, Franziska (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • Geographical Uneven Development and Regional Futures: A Conversation

    Hudson, Ray (et al.)

    Pages 29-59

  • “New” Questions of Peripherality in Europe or How Neoliberal Austerity Contradicts Socio-Spatial Cohesion

    Hadjimichalis, Costis

    Pages 61-78

  • State Power, Spatial Inequality, and Geographical Expertise: Notes on Method

    Kuus, Merje

    Pages 79-94

  • Re-conceptualising Territorial Cohesion Through the Prism of Spatial Justice: Critical Perspectives on Academic and Policy Discourses

    Jones, Rhys (et al.)

    Pages 97-119

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1190-1
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover 53,49 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1189-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Regional and Local Development in Times of Polarisation
Book Subtitle
Re-thinking Spatial Policies in Europe
Editors
  • Thilo Lang
  • Franziska Görmar
Series Title
New Geographies of Europe
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-1190-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-1190-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-1189-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 382
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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