Understanding Metropolitan Policies from Comparative–Interpretive Perspective

  • Carola FrickeEmail author
Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)


This chapter clarifies the methodological and epistemological choices contributing to understanding the change of metropolitan policies in a multilevel context. Therefore, the conceptual and theoretical framework introduced in the previous chapters represents points of departure by mapping out an understanding of the Europeanisation of metropolitan policies as involving circular processes of learning and reframing, emphasising the role of competing understandings of the metropolitan regions and related spatial concepts.


Interpretive policy analysis Congruence analysis Comparative urbanism Qualitative methods 


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  1. 1.Human GeographyUniversity of FreiburgFreiburg im BreisgauGermany

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