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Andreas Faludi
Mt French Connection, a text by Andreas Faludi

Mt French Connection, a text by Andreas Faludi

‘The French Connection I & II’ featured one Gene Hackman chasing drugs traffickers. A former US Marine, he narrated another film about the training of his corps. (I have a, perhaps morbid interest in the the military craft!) So he seemed to know how to take out their boss when a moving target on a...
"Balkan Ghosts", a text by Andreas Faludi

“Balkan Ghosts”, a text by Andreas Faludi

Balkan Ghosts At loggerheads over their claims to Gotse Delchev (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotse_Delchev) will Bulgaria derail the start of negotiations over EU accession of Northern Macedonia? ( https://www.euractiv.com/section/all/short_news/bulgaria-could-block-north-macedonias-eu-path-over-common-history-interpretation/) But who is Delchev? A Bulgarian national, he had been campaigning for Macedonian independence when it was still under the Ottomans for which he was killed in 1903. The...
Review Forum in 'Regional Studies' on 'The Poverty of Territorialism' by Andreas Faludi

Review Forum in ‘Regional Studies’ on ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’ by Andreas Faludi

Text by Andreas Faludi. Readers of this blog may remember my ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’ having been the object of a forum discussion at the 2019 AESOP conference. (see: http://www.spatialplanningtudelft.org/category/european-spatial-planning/) Meanwhile, one of the speakers, Jonathan Metzger has done a review of his own. (http://www.spatialplanningtudelft.org/andreas-faludi/review-poverty/).  Recently, Regional Studies has also published a Review Forum with the convenor...
The Mother of all Euregios Under Pressure

The Mother of all Euregios Under Pressure

There are Euregios and there is EUREGIO. Consisting of 129 municipalities, homes to 3.4 million inhabitants, two thirds of whom in the Federal Republic and one third in The Netherlands, EUREGIO has been the first of its kind. European Territorial Cooperation, better known as INTERREG is a success. Testimony to its value, German fire engines...
Triumphant Territorialism?

Triumphant Territorialism?

Should there not be an exclamation mark instead? Is the air not filled with complaints about state governments not doing enough for their territories and citizens? But my argument is not against fiscal stimuli nor state investments and border controls. Rather, in ’Considering Border Issues’ on this website I compared them to flood gates to...
Territorialism Type II? by Andreas Faludi

Territorialism Type II? by Andreas Faludi

‘Under confinement we rediscover the strength of “proximate” solidarity in the family and amongst friend; we also rediscover the power of forms of national solidarity. The states, even those at the heart of the Schengen Area brutally close their borders in often precipitate and disorderly manner. We must not see this solely as nationalism of...
About Borders: Andreas Faludi.

About Borders: Andreas Faludi.

‘The Economics of Inequality’ by Thomas Piketty has just come out in Dutch. Jonathan Metzger (2019) might wish I should read it. What it reminded me of straight away was sharing a platform with Andrés Rodríguez-Pose at the ESPON seminar during the Austrian Presidency in December 2018 where I presented my ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’....
Considering Border Issues, by Andreas Faludi

Considering Border Issues, by Andreas Faludi

The situation at the EU’s external border is going viral, and the Corona virus raises concerns. The former has prompted me to in my previous blog (https://www.researchgate.net/project/The-poverty-of-territorialism-Neo-medieval-spatial-planning/update/5e6213ad3843b0499fed3910) to clarify that I am not against borders as such. Invoking a metaphor, I added that managing flows, we needed thresholds and floodgates to be operated according to...
New Horizons Article on "Poverty of New Territorialism" by Andreas Faludi

New Horizons Article on “Poverty of New Territorialism” by Andreas Faludi

Readers of this blog may recall my reporting on the first, thankfully positive review of the ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’ by Jacek Zaucha (see: http://rcin.org.pl/igipz/dlibra/docmetadata?id=72536&from=publication where you find a link to that review). I have attended a conference on Maritime Spatial Planning since. It was co-chaired by Jacek who saw to it that there was cake in...
New editorial comment on "Poverty of New Territorialism" by Andreas Faludi on New Horizons, Beyond Territorialism

New editorial comment on “Poverty of New Territorialism” by Andreas Faludi on New Horizons, Beyond Territorialism

Editorial comment on: ‘New Horizons: Beyond Territorialism’ This is what Zaucha, J., & Pardus, J. (2019). Editorial: Sea dragons. Europa XXI, 36 (https://europa21.igipz.pan.pl/volume/item/36_.html) had to say on my paper (see the previous blog): Faludi (2019) offers a further, much-needed link between marine and terrestrial space, in a crème de la crème article with very deeply argued thoughts as...
New Review "The Poverty of Territorialism" by Andreas Faludi

New Review “The Poverty of Territorialism” by Andreas Faludi

Jonathan Metzger has published the, so far most challenging review of ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’ (https://doi-org.tudelft.idm.oclc.org/10.1177/1473095219894711). No, he is not in the least unfair. In fact he is full of praise to a point which makes me blush. I am particularly grateful that he commends – not as the only one – my interweaving anecdotes...
Note in the Journal Urban Morphology on Faludi's "Poverty of New Territorialism"

Note in the Journal Urban Morphology on Faludi’s “Poverty of New Territorialism”

Urban Morphology is the Journal of the International Seminar on Urban Form. It is published biannually, in April and October. http://www.urbanform.org/journal.html. For a note (but not a proper review) competently done on my book see the latest issue. The note points out the centrality to the idea of territorialism of what is called the ?territorial...
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