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By Michael Keating

ISBN-10: 0199691568

ISBN-13: 9780199691562

Social scientists have frequently proclaimed the tip of territory less than successive waves of modernization, but it always re-emerges as a key precept of social, fiscal, and political association. instead of a de-territorialization we're witnessing a rescaling of social existence as practical platforms, identities, and political expression migrate to new degrees. this isn't new, yet is a recurrent characteristic of the eu nation. States have sought to reassert
control over those new areas, whereas political and social activities have sought to politicize them and open them as much as renowned impression. the outcome has been the emergence of the meso-level or area as set of contested areas, and more and more as a degree of presidency. Social and fiscal pursuits are
refracted at those new territorial degrees to reshape the coverage schedule and create new social alliances and conflicts. areas have emerged as areas for public coverage, with major divergences over monetary improvement, welfare guidelines, public providers and environmental matters. Rescaling poses very important normative questions on self-determination and social unity. those can't definitively be resolved yet are reframed, with new varieties of self-government being attainable and social
solidarity rising at new degrees. aggressive regionalism has turn into a dominant subject matter yet there is not any generalized race to backside as areas reply to the problem in a number of methods. areas are usually not going to interchange the geographical region as they continue to be loosely-bounded and contested areas yet territory
continues to reshape eu polities. Drawing on a wealthy interdisciplinary literature and on unique learn, the amount presents a clean and interesting analytical method of the knowledge of territory and tool in modern Europe.

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