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No region without individual catalysts?: exploring region formation processes in Flanders (Belgium)

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This paper focuses on the process of region formation and its interrelation with agency and regional identity. The region formation processes of two regions in Flanders (Belgium) were analysed, using a framework assessing the institutionalisation of regions. Based on semi-structured interviews and policy documents, the analysis confirmed the usefulness of the concept of institutionalisation to understand and visualise the evolution and ongoing dynamics of region formation processes. The analysis reveals the importance of the dynamic and interactive character of the different aspects of the framework of institutionalisation. The region formation processes in the two regions also indicate the importance of individual catalysts, people who stimulate synergies between the different aspects of the process, resulting in the (re) production of the region and its identity. Regional attachment or 'regional identity' was indispensable in the actions of these catalysts and the region formation processes.
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GOVERNANCE, EUROPE, institutionalisation, regional development, Flanders, region formation, IDENTITY, PLACE, regional identity

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Messely, Lies, Nick Schuermans, Joost Dessein, et al. “No Region Without Individual Catalysts?: Exploring Region Formation Processes in Flanders (Belgium).” EUROPEAN URBAN AND REGIONAL STUDIES 21.3 (2014): 318–330. Print.
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Messely, L., Schuermans, N., Dessein, J., & Rogge, E. (2014). No region without individual catalysts?: exploring region formation processes in Flanders (Belgium). EUROPEAN URBAN AND REGIONAL STUDIES, 21(3), 318–330.
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Messely, Lies, Nick Schuermans, Joost Dessein, and Elke Rogge. 2014. “No Region Without Individual Catalysts?: Exploring Region Formation Processes in Flanders (Belgium).” European Urban and Regional Studies 21 (3): 318–330.
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Messely, Lies, Nick Schuermans, Joost Dessein, and Elke Rogge. 2014. “No Region Without Individual Catalysts?: Exploring Region Formation Processes in Flanders (Belgium).” European Urban and Regional Studies 21 (3): 318–330.
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Messely L, Schuermans N, Dessein J, Rogge E. No region without individual catalysts?: exploring region formation processes in Flanders (Belgium). EUROPEAN URBAN AND REGIONAL STUDIES. 2014;21(3):318–30.
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L. Messely, N. Schuermans, J. Dessein, and E. Rogge, “No region without individual catalysts?: exploring region formation processes in Flanders (Belgium),” EUROPEAN URBAN AND REGIONAL STUDIES, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 318–330, 2014.
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  abstract     = {This paper focuses on the process of region formation and its interrelation with agency and regional identity. The region formation processes of two regions in Flanders (Belgium) were analysed, using a framework assessing the institutionalisation of regions. Based on semi-structured interviews and policy documents, the analysis confirmed the usefulness of the concept of institutionalisation to understand and visualise the evolution and ongoing dynamics of region formation processes. The analysis reveals the importance of the dynamic and interactive character of the different aspects of the framework of institutionalisation. The region formation processes in the two regions also indicate the importance of individual catalysts, people who stimulate synergies between the different aspects of the process, resulting in the (re) production of the region and its identity. Regional attachment or 'regional identity' was indispensable in the actions of these catalysts and the region formation processes.},
  author       = {Messely, Lies and Schuermans, Nick  and Dessein, Joost and Rogge, Elke},
  issn         = {0969-7764},
  journal      = {EUROPEAN URBAN AND REGIONAL STUDIES},
  keywords     = {GOVERNANCE,EUROPE,institutionalisation,regional development,Flanders,region formation,IDENTITY,PLACE,regional identity},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {318--330},
  title        = {No region without individual catalysts?: exploring region formation processes in Flanders (Belgium)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0969776412453148},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2014},
}

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