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Rescaling the European State: The Making of Territory and the Rise of the Meso

Michael Keating


Europe is rescaling as functional systems in the economy and society are migrating to new territorial levels. The region has emerged as a key level for public policy, political competition, interest intermediation, and recognition of diversity. There is a discussion of theories of territory and regionalism; a historical interpretation of the territorial state; an analysis of spatial rescaling in economic and social matters; a discussion of the regionalization of politics. Then there is an analysis of regions as institutionalized spaces and government; of the regionalization of the representati ... More

Keywords: rescaling, regions, devolution, regional government, territorial politics

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199691562
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691562.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Keating, author
Professor of Politics, University of Aberdeen and Part-time Professor, University of Edinburgh

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