Transgression as a Rule

ab 24,90 

Ulrich Best

German-Polish Cross-border Cooperation, Border Discourse and EU-enlargement

ISBN 978-3-8258-0654-5
Band-Nr. 3
Jahr 2007
Seiten 296
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Forum Politische Geographie

Artikelnummer: 978-3-8258-0654-5 Kategorien: , ,


Whereas currently, German-Polish relations are marked by irritations, the
previous phase of politics and discourse from 1990 leading up to the
EU-accession of Poland was marked by an increasing stress on Europe in
both countries. This was connected with changing practices of
cross-border cooperation as well as a change in academic border studies.
The book argues that resulting from this, cross-border cooperation has
become a rule. The actors negotiate new, contradictory spaces for their
actions: supported by the state but partly uncomfortable with it, drawing
on the powerful discourse of cooperation and trying to escape from it.
Their practices can also inform the practices of border studies.

Ulrich Best teaches European Studies at Chemnitz University of
Technology, Germany.