Macro-regional strategies: Agents of Europeanisation and Rescaling?

Dominic Stead, Tobias Chilla, Franziska Sielker

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    The launch of the first EU macro-regional strategy in the Baltic Sea Region in 2009 marked the start of a number of similar initiatives across Europe. According to various commentators in the planning and geography disciplines, the new macro-regional strategies signal the redefinition of regional policy rationales, new scales of policy intervention, new actor constellations and variable geometries of governance (see e.g. Allmendinger et al., 2014; Antola, 2009; Bialiasiewicz et al., 2013; Faludi, 2012; Stead, 2011). In short, they argue that the appearance of these new strategies has created new policy arenas which exist either between or alongside formal institutions and which arise from cooperation across various spatial scales, and involve different policy sectors and actor constellations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationA ‘Macro-regional’ Europe in the Making?
    Subtitle of host publicationTheoretical Approaches and Empirical Evidence
    EditorsStefan Gänzle, Kristine Kern
    PublisherPalgrave MacMillan
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-50972-7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-349-55247-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Publication series

    NamePalgrave Studies in European Union Politics


    • International Relations
    • European Union Politics
    • European Politics
    • Political Science
    • Diplomacy
    • Comparative Politics

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