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De eigenheid van regio's in Europa : Een bijdrage tot het debat over regiovorming

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  • Hendrik Vos orcid logo

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Since the regional level has become important in European politics, it is necessary to examine the specifity of the regions. This contribution is a first attempt to develop a model to measure 'regional specifity' for the ten criteria which are most often used to define regions in academic literature.  A first application of the model (for the NUTS1-regions) makes clear the characteristics of those regions and gives an understanding of the process of regionbuilding as well. Most regions with a certain degree of political autonomy do have a specificity on more criteria than those regions without any autonomy.  These empirical data give a scientific basis to the thesis that regional specificity is (consciously or unconsciously, and at least to a certain degree) constructed by regional authorities.

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Vos, H., (1999) “De eigenheid van regio's in Europa : Een bijdrage tot het debat over regiovorming”, Res Publica 41(1), p.87-99. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v41i1.18539

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30 Mar 1999
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