ECMI participates in the 60th Political Studies Association Annual Conference in Edinburgh, UK 29 March to 1st April 2010
The creation of regional spaces for politics across national borders and the role of national minorities in border regions is the theme of a paper delivered by Dr. Tove H. Malloy, ECMI Director at the 60th Political Studies Association Annual Conference “Sixty Years of Political Studies: Achievements and Futures” from 29 March to 1 April 2010 in Edinburgh. The aspect of national minority in regional politics is under-explored in regional studies, Dr. Malloy argues. Taking as starting point the way in which regional and minority actors in the Danish-German border region collectively mobilize to build cross-border capacity, Dr. Malloy will discuss how regions as spaces for politics may be de-linked from formal boundaries to embrace territorial hybridity and de-territorialization of politics, and how national minorities in the Danish-German border region have emerged as key actors contributing to the construction anew of an „old‟ border region through politicization of regional territory; re-framing ideologies of EU polity-building; mobilization of intra-regional networks; usage of intra-state territorial politics. Dr. Malloy‟s contribution is part of a panel on regional politics which will appear as a Special Issue in the Journal for Regional and Federal Studies later this year.
Place and Date: Edinburgh, 29 March - 01 April 2010
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