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Title: Just a train-ride away, but still worlds apart: Prospects for the Oresund region as a binational city
Authors: Bucken-Knapp, Gregg
Contact Email: gregg.bucken-knapp@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Cross-border cooperation
Denmark
Identity
The Øresund regio
Political culture
Sweden
Issue Date: May-2001
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Citation: Bucken-Knapp G (2001) Just a train-ride away, but still worlds apart: Prospects for the Oresund region as a binational city, GeoJournal, 54 (1), pp. 51-60.
Abstract: This article considers whether the cities of Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden, recently joined by the Øresund bridge, ought to be considered as one binational city. Working from the assumption that the project of constructing this binational city is a top-down endeavor whose success ultimately rests on the degree of support it receives from regional inhabitants, I focus on public opinion survey data collected one year after the opening of the bridge. Analysis shows that there are sharp national differences in the amount of support for the construction of a binational greater metropolitan region. I discuss how these differences may lead to an asymmetrical development for the emerging binational city, with Malmö eclipsed by the Danish capital Copenhagen, as well as how the heavily multi-cultural population of Malmö can impact Danish-Swedish cooperation on the Øre
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/7323
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1021188631424
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Affiliation: Politics

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