This book combines perspectives from political science, history and geography to provide a comprehensive introduction to ‘Europe’ or European space as we understand it today. Central to the book is the phenomenon of the sovereign state and the question of alternative ways of organizing Europe politically and economically. The book explores four different ways of organizing space: state, union, region and network.

Places in Networks

Places in networks

The interrelationship between the two spheres network and region in Figure 2.1 can be used as a basis for describing a world that is not held together in the manner it used to be. The image that emerges is one of a fragmented territory, an ...

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