Publication: "City-networks and spatial rescaling in the Baltic Sea area"February 2016
Doctoral thesis in geography by Nicolas Escach, under the supervision of Lydia Coudroy from Lille and Boris Grésillon, defended in 2014 at the École normale supérieure in Lyons. Published in French – Abstract in English.
"The Baltic Sea area is often quoted as the archetype of a transnational space achieved through networks. […] Since the 1980s, a period that was characterized by a change in the role of States, city authorities have been able to launch more autonomous international policies and extend the scope of their actions to unprecedented levels. […] City networks make up an intermediary space allowing the territories bordering the Baltic Sea to develop strategies within and together with various geographical levels. With its many disparities, the Baltic Sea area exemplifies not one single model of rescaling, but a vast number of inter-territorial strategies and approaches."Back to list