European City-Regions and the Re-Scaling of the Nation-State: The Role of Cities in the Quest for Self Determination and Independence

UACES 2015

4 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2015

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Tassilo Herrschel

University of Westminster - Centre for Urban and Regional Governance (CURG)

Igor Calzada

University of Oxford, Future of Cities Programme & Urban Transformations ESRC portfolio, COMPAS; European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre (JRC), Centre for Advanced Studies

Claire Colomb

University College London

Carmen Gebhard

University of Edinburgh

Carola Fricke

Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)

Date Written: April 27, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Herrschel, Tassilo and Calzada, Igor and Colomb, Claire and Gebhard, Carmen and Fricke, Carola, European City-Regions and the Re-Scaling of the Nation-State: The Role of Cities in the Quest for Self Determination and Independence (April 27, 2015). UACES 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2599738

Tassilo Herrschel

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Igor Calzada (Contact Author)

University of Oxford, Future of Cities Programme & Urban Transformations ESRC portfolio, COMPAS ( email )

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European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre (JRC), Centre for Advanced Studies ( email )

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Claire Colomb

University College London ( email )

Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Carmen Gebhard

University of Edinburgh ( email )

Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9JY
United Kingdom

Carola Fricke

Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) ( email )

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Juni 135
Berlin, 10623
Germany

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