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The building blocks of a Euroregion: Novel metrics to measure cross-border integration
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, The Institute for Analytical Sociology, IAS. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5057-1985
Department of Public Policy, Central European University, Budapest.
2015 (English)In: Journal of European Integration, ISSN 0703-6337, E-ISSN 1477-2280, Vol. 37, no 3, p. 371-389Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article explores how the notion of European integration at the local level can be conceptualized and measured. Based on a process-oriented inclusive understanding of integration and using relational datasets that maps both domestic and cross-border communication ties among political representatives in four Euroregions along the borders of Hungary–Slovakia and Sweden–Norway, we begin by applying and theoretically dissecting network-analytical metrics based on frequency of ties. Despite finding that such measures capture analytically relevant properties of political cross-border networks, we argue that they are less than ideal for capturing the notion of political integration. Instead, with inspiration from the blockmodeling tradition in network analysis, we propose two novel metrics—cross-border connectivity and integrational overfitting. These metrics not only enrich our understanding of political integration in cross-border settings but also can serve as useful mapping tools for policy-makers. A software client enabling the analysis of these measures supplements this article.

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Routledge, 2015. Vol. 37, no 3, p. 371-389
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Cross-border cooperation, Euroregions, network analysis, blockmodeling
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Human Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-142202DOI: 10.1080/07036337.2014.968568ISI: 000350147600004Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84925035835OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-142202DiVA: diva2:1151356
Available from: 2017-10-23 Created: 2017-10-23 Last updated: 2017-11-01Bibliographically approved

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