, Volume 52, Issue 2, pp 87–92 | Cite as

New Europe; a political geography of fragmented unity

  • Herman van der Wusten


The Europe of the European Union has an ever more important set of policy arenas at the European level, still strong states, and a series of strong regions that put their demands on the table. The EU is deeply involved in its immediate surroundings and it acts in conjunction with member states in global policy forums. Europe is an unprecedented example of multi-level, multi-sector governance. Europe has been politically re-ordered on a number of occasions and this is one of them. In the current debate abundant use is made of historical examples. The new Europe is in need of institutional re-structuring. Following the traditions of European cooperation this is very slow in coming. Geographers should particularly be concerned with the consequences of terrioriality at several scales simultaneously.

multi-level governance territoriality post Cold War Europe 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Herman van der Wusten
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  1. 1.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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