Theorising Regionhood

Van Langenhove, Luk (2003). Theorising Regionhood. UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies.

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  • Sub-type Working paper
    Author Van Langenhove, Luk
    Title Theorising Regionhood
    Volume/Issue No. 1
    Publication Date 2003
    Place of Publication Bruges
    Publisher UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies
    Language eng

    This paper argues that, notwithstanding the different meanings attributed to the concept of region, and notwithstanding the different ways in which regional integration manifestates itself, there is a meaningful essence to ‘region’ and ‘regional integration’. By introducing the neologism of ‘regionhood’ as well as a metaphor from psychology on what constitutes regionhood, a social constructionist approach to regions is outlined that should constitute a firm basis to a truly interdisciplinary study of regionalism and regionalisation...

    Copyright Holder UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies
    Copyright Year 2003
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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