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Thinking state/space incompossibly

Jones, Martin and Jessop, Bob (2010) Thinking state/space incompossibly. Antipode, 41-42 (5). 1119–1149. ISSN 0066-4812

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Abstract

This paper develops multi-dimensional analyses of socio-spatial relations. Building on previous research, we identify some tensions associated with different dimensions of socio-spatiality and introduce the theme of compossible and, more importantly, incompossible socio-spatial configurations. Two short studies are deployed to highlight the socio-spatial implications of the principle that not everything that is possible is compossible. The first shows the power of thinking varieties of capitalism compossibly (via the concept of variegated capitalism) and then examines the successive strategies adopted by the European Communities and European Union to address the significance of changing patterns of variegation for approaches to European integration, spatial strategies, and economic and social policies. The second case discusses some related problems for state spatial projects, starting in the 1980s with spatial planning, promotion of a Europe of the Regions and/or of Europe and the regions, and then turns to examine city-regional development strategies.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Antipode
Uncontrolled Keywords: compossibility ; space ; scale ; network ; territory ; place ; regionalism ; European Union
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 55159
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 18 Jun 2012 11:40
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:39
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/55159

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