Invoking a Transnational Metropolis The Making of the Øresund Regionaf Per Olof Berg, Anders Linde-Laursen, Orvar Lofgren
Bridge over troubled water? In the summer of 2000, 'The Bridge' - linking Southern Sweden and Denmark across the strait of Øresund - was opened after nearly a century of heated discussions and continuously changing plans.In this book, the excitement surrounding the planning and construction of the bridge is analyzed, and the dreaming and scheming involved in the attempts to create a new transnational region across the water are examined.The authors, an interdisciplinary team of Danish and Swedish scholars from the areas of Ethnology and Strategic Management Studies, use the Øresund regionalization processes as a case to discuss how transnational cultural, political and economic integration takes place in a world where the global and local as well as pasts and futures meet in novel ways.
- 9. November 2000