Edited By Joachim Beck
In the context of European integration, cross-border cooperation has become increasingly important. Following both the quantitative and qualitative expansion of this policy-field, it has repeatedly been the subject of scientific analysis in the past. However, as a result of the classical differentiation of the scientific system, it was mostly viewed from a monodisciplinary perspective. This publication aims at the foundation of a trans-disciplinary research approach in the field of European cross-border cooperation. It takes the multi-dimensional reality of practical territorial cooperation in Europe as a starting point and develops a transdisciplinary scientific approach. Based on a common analytic frame of reference, practical patterns of cross-border policy-making in different European border regions are analyzed from the integrated theoretical perspectives of various scientific disciplines: Political Science, Geography, Sociology, History, Law, Cultural Sciences and Socio-Linguistics, Economics and Administrative Science. The scientific conceptualizations are expanded by reports from practitioners coming from different institutional and functional levels of European cross-border policy-making.
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ISSN 0944-2294 • ISBN 978-2-8076-0743-9 (Print) E-ISBN 978-2-8076-0744-6 (ePDF) • E-ISBN 978-2-8076-0745-3 (EPUB) E-ISBN 978-2-8076-0746-0 (MOBI) • DOI 10.3726/b15288 D/2019/5678/06 This publication has been peer reviewed. © P.I.E. PETER LANG S.A. International Academic Publishers Brussels, 2019 1 avenue Maurice, B-1050 Bruxelles, BelgiumNo part of this book may be reproduced in any form, by print, photocopy, microfilm or any other means, without prior written permission from the publisher. All rights reserved. www.peterlang.com
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