Visions and Strategies in European Integration

A North European Perspective

  • Lars Lundqvist
  • Lars Olof Persson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Visions and Strategies in European Integration — an Introduction

    1. Lars Lundqvist, Lars Olof Persson
      Pages 1-16
  3. Integration and Regional Development

  4. Integration in the Network Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. John Bachtler, Keith Clement, Philip Raines
      Pages 81-96
    3. Poul Rind Christensen, Leif Lindmark
      Pages 131-151
  5. Integration and Environmental Sustainability

  6. Peripheries and Border Regions in European Integration

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 279-290

About these proceedings


The first years of the 90s have witnessed thorough political and economic changes in northern Europe. The long period of strong political separation between east and west and the less strong economic separation between the northern and southern sides of the Baltic Sea seemed to be replaced by far-reaching integration. There is no doubt that further integration will have additional impacts on the regional patterns in northern Europe. The amplitude and composition of these changes are difficult to project. In this volume a number of scholars in regional science and related disciplines (geography, economics, environmental and political sciences, planning) have brought together important material on the current processes that reshapes northern Europe. Visions andstrategies on local, national and supranational levels are penetrated in depth. A "mosaic" vision of the regional development pattern emerges highlighting the importance of cooperative and competitive strategies affecting the local conditions of European regions.


Baltic Sea Europäische Integration Import Political Science Politikwissenschaft Regionalwissenschaft environment geography regional development regional economics regional science traffic transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Lars Lundqvist
    • 1
  • Lars Olof Persson
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Group on Regional Analysis (FORA), Department of Regional PlanningThe Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-78180-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-78178-0
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