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Europeanizing Territoriality - Towards Soft Spaces?

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  • This paper explores the coexistence of relational and territorial spaces—soft spaces—through the experiences of EU integration and territorialization. First, we seek a better understanding of EU integration through an engagement with the literature and research on soft spaces. We propose that EU integration is best understood as involving an interplay between territorial and relational understandings and approaches that vary through time, a variation that can be categorized as involving pooled territoriality, supraterritoriality, and nonterritoriality. Second, we seek to add to the current research and literature on soft spaces by focusing upon the changing character of soft spaces and theirThis paper explores the coexistence of relational and territorial spaces—soft spaces—through the experiences of EU integration and territorialization. First, we seek a better understanding of EU integration through an engagement with the literature and research on soft spaces. We propose that EU integration is best understood as involving an interplay between territorial and relational understandings and approaches that vary through time, a variation that can be categorized as involving pooled territoriality, supraterritoriality, and nonterritoriality. Second, we seek to add to the current research and literature on soft spaces by focusing upon the changing character of soft spaces and their temporalities. We approach these two dimensions through an exploration of two ex post case studies, the development of which typically shows different stages of softening, hardening, and of differing degrees of Europeanization. With the focus on Europeanization, the paper concludes with three findings: the new spaces of European territoriality are characterized by, first, temporal dynamics, second, their parallel existence with ‘hard’ spaces, and, finally, they can be employed as a political tool.show moreshow less

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Author:Phil Allmendinger, Tobias Chilla, Franziska Sielker
Persistent identifiers - URN:urn:nbn:de:bvb:29-opus4-81599
Persistent identifiers - DOI:https://doi.org/10.1068/a130037p
Title of the journal / compilation (English):Environment and Planning A
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of publication:2014
Date of online publication (Embargo Date):2017/01/26
Publishing Institution:Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
Release Date:2017/01/31
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Volume/year:46
Issue:11
Length/size:2703 - 2717
Original publication:Environment and Planning A 46.11 (2014): S. 2703-2717. <http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1068/a130037p>
Institutes:Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Dewey Decimal Classification:9 Geschichte und Geografie / 91 Geografie, Reisen / 910 Geografie, Reisen
open_access (DINI-Set):open_access
Collections:Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg / Allianzlizenzen: Alle Beiträge sind mit Zustimmung der Rechteinhaber aufgrund einer DFG-geförderten Allianzlizenz frei zugänglich. / Allianzlizenzen 2014
Licence (German):Keine Creative Commons Lizenz - es gilt der Veröffentlichungsvertrag und das deutsche Urheberrecht