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This volume examines the relationships between innovation and space, illustrating a range of phenomena subsumed in the concept of innovation spaces. It presents new conceptualizations of innovation as a dynamic, territorially unfettered process, and describes alternative forms of proximity and distance in innovation processes, issues that have been largely neglected to date in the discourse on the relationship between innovation and space.
In the 18th century, the power of the imagination, which had previously been regarded as problematic, experienced a radical upsurge in esteem. In the modern era, imagination has been viewed as an essential moment in processes of planning, designing, and organizing the world. The creative capacity to place things in relation to each other in time and space has since been considered a vital force in history.
Staatliche Grenzen sind in Europa ein zentraler Topos politischer Auseinandersetzungen, in denen liberale, national-konservative, populistische und offen rassistische Positionen artikuliert werden. Welche Funktionen haben sie? Welche Effekte und Widersprüche im Hinblick auf die Kontrolle welcher Mobilitäten werden durch Grenzen produziert? Diesen Fragen geht dieser Band nach.
This volume addresses the notion of the periphery as a concept in cultural studies and the discursive and narrative dimensions of peripheral spaces. Peripheral spaces are defined as those spaces that are controlled and directed only to a limited extent from the center.
Why reflect on infrastructures? Today, we are experiencing a breathtaking expansion and intensification of infrastructural interconnections around the globe. At the same time, infrastructures have also become the explicit subject of research studies in the social sciences and humanities. Accordingly, the thesis of this essay is that infrastructures are the instruments and media of Verräumlichung (spatialization).
Regions have played a diverse part in the sovereignty strategies of specific national actors since the early 19th century. Since the end of the Cold War, they have become a preferred frame of reference in responding to current globalization processes – especially in the global South. This monograph introduces the reader to the often-fragmented interdisciplinary knowledge base on topics of regionality, including associated projects.