A ‘Macro-regional’ Europe in the Making

Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Evidence

  • Stefan Gänzle
  • Kristine Kern

Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics book series (PSEUP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Introduction

  3. Development of EU Macro-regional Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Irene McMaster, Arno van der Zwet
      Pages 47-71
  4. Theorizing Macroregionalization and Macro-regional Strategies in Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Dominic Stead, Franziska Sielker, Tobias Chilla
      Pages 99-120
  5. Governance Architecture and Impact of Macro-regional Strategies in Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Stefan Gänzle, Kristine Kern
      Pages 123-144
    3. Battistina Cugusi, Andrea Stocchiero
      Pages 169-188
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 269-280

About this book


Macro-regional strategies seek to improve the interplay of the EU with existing regimes and institutions, and foster coherence of transnational policies. Drawing on macro-regional governance and Europeanization, this edited volume provides an overview of processes of macro-regionalization in Europe displaying evidence of their significant impact.


Europe European Governance European Union European Union (EU) Governance Institution Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan Gänzle
    • 1
  • Kristine Kern
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.University of AgderNorway
  2. 2.Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural PlanningGermany
  3. 3.University of PotsdamGermany

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