Territoriality in the Globalizing Society

One Place or None?

  • Stefan Immerfall

Part of the European and Transatlantic Studies book series (EUROPEANSTUDIES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Territory and Territoriality in the Globalizing Society: An Introduction

  3. Power and Competition

  4. Demarcation and Border-Transgression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Robert L. Stevenson
      Pages 111-123
  5. Cohesion and Identity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Stefan Immerfall, Patrick Conway, Carole Crumley, Konrad Jarausch
      Pages 173-204
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 205-214

About this book


Globalization is one of the buzz-words in the 1990s. It points to a world in which geographic location becomes increasingly irrelevant, a vision that has aroused both hopes and fears. Surprisingly, globalization is accompanied by increasing regionalization. This volume is a timely contribution to the debate on globalization and regionalism. Coming from several disciplines, its contributors explore the consequences of a world with no geographical barriers. Refuting simple notions of globalization, they argue that location and space will remain important dimensions of economic and social development. In view of this, the book develops a more balanced view of the tension between globalization and regionalism.


Embeddedness European integration Globalisierung Import Institution Nation Regionalisierung Regionalismus Territoriality Territorium Territory development globalization integration regionalization

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan Immerfall
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für SoziologieUniversity of PassauPassauGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63769-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58869-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-3006
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