Seaport development and state boundaries: The Ems-Dollart region and the Scheldt-Antwerp region on Dutch frontiers

WJ van den Bremen*

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    Certainty as well as uncertainty about the location of the state boundary can easily give rise to conflicts on regional development, concerning location of economic activities, provision of infrastructure facilities, and environmental management. The chances for discord, delaying or frustrating regional development, are relatively high in low-lying coastal areas with a high degree of marine indentation and estuarine rivers. The historical development of two different cases chosen from Dutch wet boundaries are described to show changes in levels and points of view with regard to problem solving. These regions are the Antwerp-Western Scheldt estuary region, an example of so-called successive waters, and the Ems-Dollart sound region of the boundary waters type. Special attention is given to thematic change from economics and infrastructure to environmental and more comprehensive problems. Different points of view and levels of government are shown: local, regional and national. In the actual situation, cooperation and collaboration are becoming more important under the influence of supranational institutions, such as the EC and Benelux, expressing themselves in regional initiatives.

    Originele taal-2English
    Pagina's (van-tot)197-213
    Aantal pagina's17
    TijdschriftOcean & Coastal Management
    Volume18
    Nummer van het tijdschrift2-4
    DOI's
    StatusPublished - 1992
    EvenementMEETING OF THE COMMISSION ON MARINE GEOGRAPHY AND THE COMMISSION ON THE COASTAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL GEOGRAPHICAL UNION - , Germany
    Duur: 1-mei-1989 → …

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