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Europe, Regions and European Regionalism

Scully, Roger and Wyn Jones, Richard, eds. 2010. Europe, Regions and European Regionalism. Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Abstract

The tide of 'Europe of the Regions' rhetoric that dominated much political discussion and thinking in the 1980s and 1990s has gradually ebbed. Governance in Europe today may be characterized as 'multi-level', but the nation state remains the dominant level for many purposes. Are Europe's regions, and European regionalism, therefore of little – and diminishing – consequence? This book addresses this question by examining the experiences of regions and regionalism across western, central and eastern Europe. A team of leading country specialists presents analyses of both the larger states of Europe and many of their smaller counterparts, updated to include the impact of the EU enlargements of 2004 and 2007. The conclusions of this book are that there is a growing diversity of European regions, and a wide variety of regionalizing imperatives. Regionalism may not have overthrown the nation state, but Europe's regions, and European regionalism, have a persisting importance to the politics of the continent.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Edited Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIR)
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230231788
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:48
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/26963

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