Cross-border Circulation and Networks in the European Space

Cross-border Circulation and Networks in the European Space

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This publication is an attempt to enlarge the perspectives of Contemporary European Border Studies both temporally and epistemologically. Border studies in Europe are indeed still largely focused on the analysis of cross-border cooperation and its relationship with the process of European Integration after the Second World War. What is generally missing is a long-term historical perspective and the consideration that circulation and networks can also be built across borders because there is a community of ideas or a shared good to defend : a common scientific culture, health, environment.

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Cross-border Circulation and Networks in the European Space
and Networks in the European Space Edited by Birte Wassenberg
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Cross-border Circulation and Networks in the European Space
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Cross-border Circulation and Networks in the European Space
Edited by Birte Wassenberg
Table of contents
Introduction ..............................................................................9 Birte WASSENBERG
Beyond Borders: The Ideal Anti-Fascist Homeland. European Unity and Anti-Fascism........................................19 Franzeska TORTORELLA
The Polish-Belarusian Border. The Impact of Visa and Visa-Free Traffic on Border-Crossing...............................34..Anna KULESZEWICZ
Cross-Border Cooperation of the Universities in the Upper Rhine Valley. Between the 1960s and 2010s: Towards a Transnational University? .....................................................59 Elen GUY
A First Attempt at Understanding Environmental Cross-Border Cooperation in the Upper Rhine .............................79 Raphaël MARIOTTI
Sociolinguistic Implications of the Border in the Catalan Cross-Border Space..............................................................103 Jordi CICRES & Silvia LLACH
Borders Versus Cross-Border Integration: the Case of the Cerdanya Hospital......................................125 Jean PEYRONY & Xavier FAURE
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Introduction
This publication on “Cross-border Circulation and Networks in the European Space” is an attempt to enlarge the perspectives of Contemporary European Border Studies both temporally and epistemologically.For, whereas there has been a multidisciplinary opening up of this field of study, there is still a large restriction with regard the time periods and topics covered. Border studies in Europe are indeed mostly related to the field of cross-border cooperation and its relationship with the process of European integration after the Second World War. They are therefore more focused on border regions, cross-border actors and their governance structures from1945 onwards than on the general circulation of ideas and thought regarded from a long-term historical perspective. Border Studies have indeed developed in recent years as a growingly attractive research field for many disciplines in 1 Human Sciences.They have been initially launched in the United States in 1976, when a network of researchers, mainly geographers set up the Association for Borderland Studies 2 (ABS), which then developed and spread internationally. The first multidisciplinary studies were in fact launched by Raimondo Strassoldo and his colleagues at the International Sociological Institute of Gorizia created a network of researchers who led a scientific study on cross-border relations and cooperation at local 3 and regional level in Europe. Since then, many scientific disciplines have shown an interest for the field of cross-border
1  Gerst, D., Krämer, H., Wille, Ch.,Identities and Methodologies of Border Studies: Recent Empirical and conceptual Approaches, Thematic issue in the series “Borders in perspective” of the UniGR-Center for Border Studies, to be published 2020. 2 Cf.httpŚ//absborderlands.org/journal-of-borderlands-studies. (2.3.2020). 3  Strassoldo, R.,Bounderies and regions,Trieste, International Sociological Institute de Gorizia, 1973.
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cooperationŚ geographers mainly analyse the functions and effects of borders ś law specialists examine the legal tools and problems of cooperation ś political and administrative scientists regard the cooperation in relation with the subject of governance, federal and regional studies ś economists study the economic disparities and flows between border regions and historians look at the origins and the development of neighbourhood relations in 4 cross-border areas. The current multidisciplinary research on cross-border cooperation is also abundant. Based on a research program on “Living and Researching Cross-border cooperation in Europe” which presented different border regions in Europe 5 from a multidisciplinary perspective, Joachim Beck has for example recently invited representatives of a large number of scientific disciplines to articulate their approach to cross-border cooperation in the framework of a pre-established pattern of questions in order to allow for a comparative approach on the subject. The result was a presentation of different disciplinary 6 “discourses on cross-border cooperation.” However, the main priority for scholars in European Border studies has been so far the development of cross-border cooperation with regard to European integration. From the 1980s, the first case studies on cross-border regions in Western Europe were published, which had started cooperation in the late 1950s or at the beginning of the 1960s. Empirical research was led for example on Franco-German cross-border cooperation 7 (Saar-Lor-Lux) or on the Upper Rhine border region.
4 For the bibliographical references of the different disciplines see Wassenberg, B. “Historiographie de la coopération transfrontalière”,L’approche pluridisciplinaire de la coopération transfrontalière. Les jalons pour un travail de recherche interdisciplinaire, Cahier FARE n°5,pp. 9-15. 5  Wassenberg, B., Joachim Beck, J. (ed.),Vivre et penser la coopération transfrontalière (Volumes 1-6): Les régions frontalières françaises; Governance in deutschen Grenzregionen; The European dimensionśLes régions frontalières sensibles; Integration und (trans-)regionale Identitäten; Vers une cohésion territoriale ?;Stuttgart, Steiner Verlag,2009-2014. 6 Beck, J. (Ed.),Transdisciplinary Discourses on Cross-Border Cooperation in Europe,Brussels, Peter Lang, Beck, 2019. 7 Brücher, W., Franke, P. R. (Eds.),Probleme von Grenzregionen: Das Beispiel Saar-Lor-Lux-Raum, Saarbrücken, Beiträge zum Forschungsschwerpunkt der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität des Saarlandes, 1987ś Ricq, Ch.,Les
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