Much research and attention has been paid to the regions in the core of Europe - and especially to cities, city-regions and old industrial areas and to some of their underlying characteristics - such as clusters, agglomeration phenomena generally and regional innovation systems. In this environment, the specific features of peripheral and marginal regions have been relatively neglected while many actors located in non-core areas of Europe face obstacles and challenges in applying locally the theories and strategies appropriate to the centre. To address this, there is a clear need for a theoretical and methodological foundation complemented by a systematisation of best-case and worse-case practices.
This book draws on work from across northern Europe and is parallel and complementary to the network itself. By establishing an intellectual and practically orientated framework and platform, and by bringing together contributions defining the state-of-the-art and potential development paths in the field, it is the first volume to offer a systematic and scientific view from the periphery.
1. Periphery and marginality: definitions, theories, methods and practice Mike Danson and Peter de Souza 2. The development of the periphery in the experience economy Anne Lorentzen 3. Regionalisation and marginalisation: bridging old and new divisions in regional governance Tassilo Herrschel 4. Re-thinking 'peripherality' in the context of a knowledge-intensive, service-dominated economy Mike Crone 5. Conceptualising marginalisation in cities and regions Stephen Syrett 6. Dynamics of peripherality Klauss Lindegaard 7. Nations and regions in Northern Europe Mike Danson and Peter de Souza 8. Can peripheral regions innovate? Sara Davies, Rona Michie and Heidi Vironen 9. Proximity and distributed innovations - innovations 'in the shadow of the clusters' Svein Bergum 10. Commercial counterurbanisation in the rural periphery Gary Bosworth 11. Entrepreneurship in the periphery: a resource perspective Nikolina Fuduric 12. Transcending orthodoxy: the multi-house home, leisure and the transformation of core periphery relations Tor Arnesen, Kjell Overvag, Terje Skjeggedal and Birgitta Ericsson 13. Economic and enterprise development in community buy-outs George Gallaghan, Mike Danson and Geoff Wittam 14. A domicile principle in farm policy: on farm settlement policy and experience in Norway Erik Monness and Tor Arnesen 15. The political entrepreneur as an unconventional problem solver in a Northern Periphery Meeri Brandum Granqvist 16. Concluding and looking at the border Mike Danson and Peter De Souza
Series: Regions and Cities
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st May 2012
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.56