The Nordic Regions and the European Union is an authoritative book on the influences of European integration on the regional level in the Nordic countries. This book provides both factual insight into the Nordic regions and the Europeanization of the four Nordic countries, offering theoretical contributions to the theory of regionalism in a European context built on systematic comparison.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction: the Nordic regions and the European Union, Søren Dosenrode; Denmark, Søren Dosenrode; Finland, Kaisa Lähteenmäki-Smith; Norway, Jan Erik Grindheim; Sweden, Jan Olsson and Joachim Åström; Nordic regional lobbying in Brussels, Jørn Lein-Mathisen; Regional perspectives on integration in the Baltic Sea region, Andreas P. Cornett; Constructing a transnational mobility region - on the Øresund region and its role in the new European Union spatial policy, Ole B. Jensen and Tim Richardson; Denmark of the regions? Europeanization, multi-level governance and Danish regional policy strategies, Henrik Halkier; Europeanization and beyond - regional development through partnership in Norway and Denmark, Henrik Halkier and Arild Gjertsen; Conclusion: Europeanization as a means to strengthening the regions within the state, Søren Dosenrode and Henrik Halkier; Appendices; Index.