Cross-Border Governance in the European Union (Routledge by Barbara Hooper, Olivier Kramsch

By Barbara Hooper, Olivier Kramsch

This quantity makes an attempt to attract debates on governance, at either one of those degrees, into areas of cross-border regionalism in Europe this present day. Embodying either supra-national and sub-national dynamics of up to date sorts of governance, cross-border areas (or euregions) permit remark of the fitful development and contradictions of the multilevel polity that's modern Europe. together with case stories from during the ecu as exemplars of particular "border regimes", the quantity identifies the sensible and theoretical significance of governing in Europe's new cross-border territories as a part of a newly reinvigorated 'regional question'. In Europe's euregions, it really is argued, problems with democracy, identification, sovereignty, citizenship and scale has to be rethought, while a border runs via it.This ebook utilises a variety of views and more than a few chosen case stories to envision modes of governance rising around the geographical region borders of Europe. it is going to curiosity scholars and researchers of ecu Union borders.

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7 Last but not least, the same representative confided that he himself has his doubts as to whether people living in the euregio know about its existence. He referred to a small survey on the extent of the euregio’s fame. It turned out that knowledge of the euregio was limited to ‘it has something to do with Germany’ among Dutch people and ‘it has something to do with Holland’ among Germans. But quite clearly, this representative was not concerned about improving the general knowledge about the euregio.

Their everyday life. It will be argued that there is not much of communication and exchange between policy-‘makers’ and ‘receivers’ when it comes to European cross-border cooperation. Employing the Dutch–German Euregio Rhine-Waal as example, the structure of this contribution is one that alternates between ‘big stories’ and ‘small stories’. I will first summarize and criticize the processes of European cross-border cooperation and governance, then turn to the Euregio Rhine-Waal and subsequently to local borderlanders.

Despite the difficulties of researching borderlanders’ invisible and unconscious lives and the absence of euregional statistics, there are yet some ‘visible facts’. Looking at population statistics, the characteristics of the inhabitants of the Euregio Rhine-Waal are really ‘ordinary’ – in the sense of mirroring the respective national average with respect to age and gender distribution, as well as proportion of foreigners. And except for the latter, these characteristics are the same on both sides of the border.

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