Gabriele Tatzberger, A Global Economic Integration Zone in Central Europe? Vienna-Bratislava-Györ as a Laboratory for EU Territorial Cohesion Policy

Published at: 14 February 2011

Since borders that have been closed for over forty years are opening up, Central Europe is undergoing dramatic changes and facing huge challenges. Situated in Central Europe, the Vienna-Bratislava-Györ area straddling Austria, Hungary and Slovakia explores new opportunities for co-operation and integration. The book gives a fascinating view of the practice of European policy making on transnational level, at the same time treating this area is a laboratory for EU territorial cohesion policy. It investigates ways of conceptualising space, thereby identifying its potentials on a transnational level. In addition, it explores how this polycentric region is dealing with its territorial potential to play in a higher league in the competition between places as forming the core of a possible Global Economic Integration Zone in Central Europe.
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