Borders and Economic Behaviour in Europe

A Geographical Approach

Author: Gerrit van Vilsteren,E. Wever

Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum

ISBN: 9789023240877

Category: Economic geography

Page: 137

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Regional Worlds: Advancing the Geography of Regions

Author: Martin Jones,Anssi Paasi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317526570

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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A key concern in the debate and empirical research on the geography of regions is the evolution of the conceptualizations and practical uses of the idea of ‘region’. This idea prioritises both the intellectual and the practical development of regional studies. This book drives the discussion further. It stresses the complex forms of agency/advocacy involved in the production and reproduction of regional spaces and space of regionalism as well as the importance of geohistory and context. The book moves beyond the territorial/relational divide that has characterized debates on regions and regional borders since the 1990s. The contributors answer key questions from different conceptual and concrete-contextual angles and to motivate readers to reflect on the perpetual significance of regional concepts and how they are mobilized by various actors to maintain or transform the contested spatialities of societal power relations. This book was based on a special issue of Regional Studies.

Borders and Border Regions in Europe

Changes, Challenges and Chances

Author: Arnaud Lechevalier,Jan Wielgohs (verst.)

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839424429

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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Focussing European borders: The book provides insight into a variety of changes in the nature of borders in Europe and its neighborhood from various disciplinary perspectives. Special attention is paid to the history and contemporary dynamics at Polish and German borders. Of particular interest are the creation of Euroregions, mutual perceptions of Poles and Germans at the border, EU Regional Policy, media debates on the extension of the Schengen area. Analysis of cross-border mobility between Abkhazia and Georgia or the impact of Israel's »Security Fence« to Palestine on society complement the focus on Europe with a wider view.

Cross-Border Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in Europe's Border Regions

Author: David Smallbone,Friederike Welter,Mirela Xheneti

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781952167

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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This volume is concerned with entrepreneurship and economic development in EuropeÕs border regions, focusing on the effects of EU enlargement on these regions, both within the EU and in neighbouring countries. Particular attention is paid to cross-border entrepreneurial activity. Cross-border cooperation involving entrepreneurs is attracting increasing attention in Europe as EU enlargement has increased the length of its borders with the former Soviet republics. The expert contributors highlight that border regions tend to be economically disadvantaged as a result of their peripherality, which means that cross-border cooperation for business purposes represents a potential development tool. This groundbreaking book contains an empirical evidence base drawn from regions in EU member states and the Newly Independent States, as well as providing a conceptual base for informed policy development. This insightful book will prove invaluable for academics and students of entrepreneurship, economics, development and European studies.

Nationalising and Denationalising European Border Regions, 1800–2000

Views from Geography and History

Author: Hans Knippenberg,J. Markusse

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401142939

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

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During the last two centuries, the political map of Europe has changed considerably. More recently, there are remarkably contrasting tendencies concerning the functions and densities of borders. The borders inside the European Union lost their importance, whereas Central and Eastern Europe saw the birth of a multitude of new state borders. The long-term study of border regions, therefore, is a fascinating subject for geographers, historians, social scientists, and political scientists. The main thesis of this book is that the rise of the modern nation-state reinforced the separating function of state borders by nationalising the people on both sides of it. This process gained strength in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and was challenged in the second half of this century by processes of supra-national integration, globalisation and the revolution in communication and transport, as the case studies from different parts of Europe of this book will show. Audience: This book will be of interest to academics, researchers and practitioners in geography, history, political sciences, European studies and East-European studies.

Globalization, Regionalization and Cross-Border Regions

Author: M. Perkmann,N. Sum

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230596096

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

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Cross-border regions are newly emerging social spaces stretching across national borders. Globalization makes national borders more permeable and leads to a rearrangement of economic and political interactions. This is particularly pronounced within supra-regional blocs featuring specific internal border regimes. The ensuing opportunities are increasingly seized to create border-spanning discourses and institutions. This is illustrated in the book by a range of experts analyzing cross-border regions in Europe, America, East Asia and Africa.

Love and Liberation

Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro

Author: Sarah H. Jacoby

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231519532

Category: History

Page: 432

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Love and Liberation reads the autobiographical and biographical writings of one of the few Tibetan Buddhist women to record the story of her life. Sera Khandro Künzang Dekyong Chönyi Wangmo (also called Dewé Dorjé, 1892–1940) was extraordinary not only for achieving religious mastery as a Tibetan Buddhist visionary and guru to many lamas, monastics, and laity in the Golok region of eastern Tibet, but also for her candor. This book listens to Sera Khandro's conversations with land deities, dakinis, bodhisattvas, lamas, and fellow religious community members whose voices interweave with her own to narrate what is a story of both love between Sera Khandro and her guru, Drimé Özer, and spiritual liberation. Sarah H. Jacoby's analysis focuses on the status of the female body in Sera Khandro's texts, the virtue of celibacy versus the expediency of sexuality for religious purposes, and the difference between profane lust and sacred love between male and female tantric partners. Her findings add new dimensions to our understanding of Tibetan Buddhist consort practices, complicating standard scriptural presentations of male subject and female aide. Sera Khandro depicts herself and Drimé Özer as inseparable embodiments of insight and method that together form the Vajrayana Buddhist vision of complete buddhahood. By advancing this complementary sacred partnership, Sera Khandro carved a place for herself as a female virtuoso in the male-dominated sphere of early twentieth-century Tibetan religion.

Borders and Border Politics in a Globalizing World

Author: Paul Ganster,David E. Lorey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842051040

Category: Political Science

Page: 354

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Borders represent an intriguing paradox as globalization continues to leap barriers at a vigorous pace, yet the political boundaries separating peoples remain pervasive and problematic. The first text to explore global borders, this reader brings together key essays on border societies, politics, and economies to explore this complex dynamic. With its careful selection of accessible essays, this text will allow professors in a variety of courses to easily globalize their classroom. The readings have been carefully selected to appeal to undergraduates, offering theoretical concepts for understanding the overarching context of globalization as well as focusing on the experiences of specific peoples and communities.