Concluding Reflections on Europeanising Metropolitan Policies

  • Carola FrickeEmail author
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This chapter recapitulates the extent to which metropolitan regions have become a European policy issue. Therefore, the first section reflects the central empirical findings and connects them to the theoretical arguments developed in the first part of the study. In a second step, this chapter relates the understanding gained of the European dimension of metropolitan policies to the wider scholarly debate on the Europeanisation of subnational policies and metropolitan regions. Thereby, I discuss the contribution but also the methodological limitations of the chosen comparative–interpretive approach to metropolitan policies in the European multi-scalar polity, and finally, point out directions for future research.


European multi-scalar polity Europeanised metropolitan regions Metropolitan regions as European actors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Human GeographyUniversity of FreiburgFreiburg im BreisgauGermany

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