Insights into Transforming Regional Gender Relations: A Call for Space-Sensitive Dialogue to Enhance Regional Learning
2015 (English)In: European Planning Studies, ISSN 0965-4313, E-ISSN 1469-5944, Vol. 23, no 7, 1265-1281 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The European Union (EU) constitutes a space that offers a wealth of opportunities for regional learning. This article addresses how the learning process takes place in an interregional project and how contextual factors affect the learning process. The work presented here draws upon theories on regional learning and the dissemination of management ideas, as well as taking agency and structure components into account. The internal project arenas are investigated in order to shed light on the learning process and how spatial relations play a critical role. A conclusion is that the learning process within EU financed projects will gain from developing the practice of reflection and space-sensitive dialogues. One challenge to be dealt with is the relationship between the metamessage of the project, and local variations and various gender narratives.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 23, no 7, 1265-1281 p.
gender, regional learning, actor-structure, appropriateness
Research subject Social and Economic Geography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-229842DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2014.928672ISI: 000355111600002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-229842DiVA: diva2:738051