Cross border territories at the national level: towards identification and delimitation of cross border centers (in French)


The report examines the issues faced in comparing cross-border territories at national level. The approach comprises three main building blocks.
• In the first part, theoretical methodical and operational issues will be considered in the particular framework of the cross-borders studies.
• The second part is dedicated to clarify methodological choices made for the comparison: territorial divisions harmonization, definition of zoning and indicators.
• Finally, a focus on differentiated integration logics observed toward regional processes as metropolisation, flows and complementarity among territories.