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Daily archive Oct 12, 2020
Territorialism, Populism and the Third Reich, a text by Andreas Faludi

Territorialism, Populism and the Third Reich, a text by Andreas Faludi

Planning in the Third Reich would have been my preferred PhD topic. Presently, Germans, including the ‘Academy for Territorial Development’, deal with their history (1), but then it was too early. Here I discuss international literature on the ‘infamous crown jurist’ (Smeltzer, 2018, 591) of the Third Reich, Carl Schmitt, an apostle also of territorialism...
No European War of Secession, a text by Andreas Faludi

No European War of Secession, a text by Andreas Faludi

Like Michael Crichton in ‘State of Fear’ (Avon Books, 2004), I declare this to be a work of fiction. Footnotes are real. After deliberating about the Future of Europe (1) a new Community dealing with the Single Market remained open to all European states. Many a former member remained. Members of the one-time European Free Trade...
New paper in Regional Studies: Integrated, adaptive and participatory spatial planning: trends across Europe

New paper in Regional Studies: Integrated, adaptive and participatory spatial planning: trends across Europe

Spatial planning in Europe has been shifting towards more integration across policies, more adaptive planning, and more participatory decision-making. You can find out more about the patterns, drivers and some caveats behind those trends in our new paper just published online in Regional Studies. The paper builds on the ESPON COMPASS project.  https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2020.1817363 Integrated, adaptive...
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