Between Regional Spaces and Spaces of Regionalism: Cross-border Region Building in the Spanish State of the Autonomies Articles uri icon

publication date

  • February 2013

start page

  • 104

end page

  • 115


  • 47

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0034-3404

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1360-0591


  • The intense development of cross-border cooperation in the European Union in the last two decades offers a privileged laboratory to reflect upon the changing nature of regions and processes of regional construction in the context of globalization. Focusing on Euroregions, this paper aims to establish some bridges between Regional World(s) and Cross-border Regional Worlds. In the first part, this kind of connection is considered under the light of the recent theoretical debates developed within the framework of regional and border studies. The second part focuses on the analysis of cross-border cooperation in the Spanish State of the Autonomies, and particularly on the cases of the Basque Country, Catalonia and Galicia.


  • border studies; cross-border cooperation; euroregions; spain; basque country; galicia-nothern portugal