A Norden of the Regions?

  • Harald Baldersheim
  • Krister Ståhlberg


The claim is often made that European integration is stimulating the emergence of a ‘Europe of the Regions.’ Regions are said to become more visible players on the European stage. The extent to which such a development is reality or an illusion may be a matter of debate (Balme et al. 1994; Bullmann 1994; Keating 1996; Kohler-Koch 1996). Nevertheless, we think it is of great interest to ask whether processes of regionalisation are also felt more strongly in the Nordic area now that three of five Nordic states are integrated in the European Union through membership and two states through the treaty of the European Economic Area (EEA). And if so, what are the impacts going to be?


European Integration Nordic Country Regional Authority Structural Fund Faroe Island 
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  • Krister Ståhlberg

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