Regional Development in the Nordic Periphery

  • Jan Mønnesland
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


In Western European countries, the recent decade has been characterised by enforced economic integration. Within the EU, this process has been followed by a programme of a more federalistic type, denoted by the new term European Union (where the label Europe is used in the narrow-minded way rather common in the EU, i.e. not including the nearly three quarters of Europe not within the EU area). The EEA agreement between the EU and EFTA countries (except Switzerland) has created a juridical base for economic integration, aimed at reducing the hampering effect of national borders on market transactions. The recent enlargement of the EU, in which Austria, Sweden and Finland have enrolled as new EU members from the beginning of 1995, also adds to the integration process.


Regional Development Regional Policy Nordic Country Remote Region Urban Agglomeration 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Mønnesland
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  1. 1.Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional ResearchNorway

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