Is Central Europe a region? A view from outside the neighbourhood

Thomas J. Volgy, J. Patrĭk Rhamey, Elizabeth Fausett

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While any research effort exploring a particular region must first determine the conceptual and theoretical meaning behind the concept, the injunction is far harder to address than it sounds. Quite some time ago, a literature review of regions (Thompson 1973) found no fewer than 52 contending definitions. Irrespective of the growing importance of regions in international politics (Fawn 2009; Katzenstein 2005; Acharya 2007; Mansfeld and Solingen 2010), there has been far less progress towards unanimity than one would hope.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRegional and International Relations of Central Europe
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781137283450
ISBN (Print)9780230360679
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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