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'The Poverty of Territorialism', a book by Andreas Faludi, in the News

‘The Poverty of Territorialism’, a book by Andreas Faludi, in the News

The first, long and thoughtful – and gratefully (very) positive – review has been published. See: Zaucha, J. (2018) Book Review: The Poverty of Territorialism. A Neo-Medieval View of Europe and European Planning. Europa XXI, vol. 35, 2018, pp. 127-131. Reading it, I was gasping. Jacek Zaucha succeeded in summing it all, including the dilemmas...
'Territorialism in the Balkans", by Andreas Faludi

‘Territorialism in the Balkans”, by Andreas Faludi

Territorialism in the Balkans Text by Andreas Faludi, Emeritus Professor, SPS In ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’ (Faludi 2018) I show the territorial nation-state to be a modernist construct imposed on a more fluid and complex reality. Although critical of it, one must give the nation-state its due, also in the Balkans. Thanks to the role...
Europe Day in Tirana, Albania: Postscript by Andreas Faludi

Europe Day in Tirana, Albania: Postscript by Andreas Faludi

Europe Day in Tirana, Albania: Postscript   There is Western Balkans accession wariness with close to a quarter of the population no longer believing to see it happen (Timsit 2019). They might just as well welcome yet more Chinese, Russian, Turkish and Saudi investment, even with strings attached. Outside international hotels, it seems you can...
Andreas Faludi's talk at Polis University and Co-Plan, celebrating Europe Day.

Andreas Faludi’s talk at Polis University and Co-Plan, celebrating Europe Day.

Polis University and Co-PLAN Institute are an international university annex consultancy at Tirana in Albania. Having heard me speak about ?The Poverty of Territorialism? in Vienna, Rudina Toto invited me to speak there on Europe Day (see the graphics). Yes: on 9 May we commemorate the Schuman Declaration of 1950 vintage leading to the European...
Keynote speech by Andreas Faludi at the 10th anniversary of CESCI

Keynote speech by Andreas Faludi at the 10th anniversary of CESCI

A born Hungarian, I left the country shortly before my 7th birthday not long before the Iron Curtain came down. No longer a Hungarian-speaker, until recently, I have not had many contacts, professional or otherwise with Hungary. Only over the last years, I have been to events of the Central European Service for Cross-border Initiatives...
Review of 'The Poverty of Territorialism'

Review of ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’

Readers of this blog know about my book published in late-2018. I am looking forward eagerly for reviews but, knowing that they take time, I have braced myself for a long hawl, but was pleasantly surprised when the came out earlier than I could have expected. Some readers are in for a disappointment, though: It...
Andreas Faludi's article on the 2018 Yearbook of CESCI

Andreas Faludi’s article on the 2018 Yearbook of CESCI

The 2018 Yearbook of CESCI (for Central European Service for Cross-border Initiatives in Budapest; edited by James W. Scott, ISSN 2064-6704) opens with an article of mine based on a paper given at a conference of the International Association of Borderlands held at the Central European University of Soros fame in July last. The article...
Andrea Faludi's "The Poverty of Territorialism" is out!

Andrea Faludi’s “The Poverty of Territorialism” is out!

Readers of this blog may remember my reports of progress throughout the year in writing ‘The Poverty of Territorialism’. I am glad to be able to say, whilst in Vienna lecturing, I received my one and so far only copy of the book so far. The picture shows me holding it in my hands in...
Andrea Faludi's new book, 'The Poverty of Territorialism: A Neo-Medieval View of Europe and European Planning".

Andrea Faludi’s new book, ‘The Poverty of Territorialism: A Neo-Medieval View of Europe and European Planning”.

You may think that writing is what it’s all about. But it takes a while before a manuscript becomes a book. There is an amazing amount of work to be done and details to attend, including proofreading, checking the index, deciding on whom to approach for reviewing it, whom to give complementary copies, and so...
'The Poverty of Territorialism: A Neo-medieval View of Europe and European Planning',  by Andreas Faludi 

‘The Poverty of Territorialism: A Neo-medieval View of Europe and European Planning’,  by Andreas Faludi 

‘The Poverty of Territorialism: A Neo-medieval View of Europe and European Planning‘, a book  by Andreas Faludi. This book will by published in summer by Edgar Elgar Publishing. This book identifies cases for and against territorialism giving states a monopoly on controlling their territories. The territoriality of EU members is also a barrier to European...
The Poverty of Territorialism: Book Proposal Accepted

The Poverty of Territorialism: Book Proposal Accepted

I am delighted to be able to report that this book project, on which I have reported before has been accepted. All being well it will come out before the end of this year with Edgar Elgar, a publisher in the United Kingdom. The title refers to my concern about territorialism encapsulating all of us...
MOT celebrates its twentieth birthday

MOT celebrates its twentieth birthday

    MOT is the acronym for Mission Opértionelle Transfrontalière, or Transfrontier Operational Mission association set up by the French government in 1997, reason why it is celebrating its twentieth birthday at the end of November of 2017. (See picture) .The venue is the Brussels premises of the Committee of the Regions. I am infatuated...
Cross-border planning in the Danube Region, by Andreas Faludi

Cross-border planning in the Danube Region, by Andreas Faludi

End of November 2017, Andreas Faludi is chairing this panel at the Conference on Macro-regional policy challenges and best practice solutions for cross-border planning, governance and interoperability. Faludi writes: My statement to participants states the obvious: Crossing borders can be hard business. I could have given the example of my mother crossing the Hungarian-Austrian border...

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