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