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Transdisciplinary Discourses on Cross-Border Cooperation in Europe

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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.

BIC Classifications

  • Society & social sciences (J)
    • Politics & government (JP)
      • Political science & theory (JPA)
      • International relations (JPS)

BISAC Classifications

  • History (HIS)
    • HISTORY / Europe / General (HIS010000)
    • HISTORY / Study & Teaching (HIS035000)
  • Political Science (POL)
    • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory (POL010000)
    • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration (POL017000)

THEMA Classifications

  • Society & Social Sciences (J)
    • Politics & government (JP)
      • Political science & theory (JPA)
      • International relations (JPS)
  • History & Archaeology (N)
    • History (NH)
      • European history (NHD)