European City-Regions and the Re-Scaling of the Nation-State: The Role of Cities in the Quest for Self Determination and Independence
4 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2015
Date Written: April 27, 2015
European regional context is being transformed by the increasingly demand of the sub-national territorial units to reach more devolution and even independence. Under the same devolution regional trend though, many manifestations can be identified that remark their new relationship with their referential nation-states. This panel looks at the concept such as ‘devolution’, ‘independence’ and ‘self determination’ in order to find theoretical and policy-informed evidences in the European arena. Moreover, it looks into ways in which the phenomenon could be explained from different perspective such as, city-regionalism, comparative politics, urban and spatial planning, city diplomacy and social innovation, among others.
Note: This panel organised by Dr Calzada and chaired by Dr Herrschel, has been accepted to be into the programme of UACES (The Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies) Conference in Bilbao.
Keywords: city-regions, devolution, independence, recentralisation, small nations, social innovation, identiy, planning, territory, geopolitics, small states, independence, European Union, metropolitan regions, para-diplomacy
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