Revista de geografía Norte Grande
versión ISSN 0718-3402
FERNANDEZ, Víctor Ramiro; VIGIL, José Ignacio y SEVAL, Martín. Explorando la región: Territorios, escalas y relacionalidades. Rev. geogr. Norte Gd. [online]. 2012, n.51, pp. 21-41. ISSN 0718-3402. doi: 10.4067/S0718-34022012000100002.
Since posfordism to present, the way to analyze "the region" and "the regional" has been adopting different perspectives and methodological patterns. From a "territorial" view, through the incorporation of the idea of "scale" as a way to open the regional to an external dimension, until the "relational" view that recognize the region as an outcome of a myriad of connections of actors located at different geographies or levels. With an emphasis on the institutional dimension, we review these "regional" perspectives comparatively, highlighting their differences and weaknesses in order to propose a synthesis of some of their elements around the socio-spatial regional process that are usefull to understand regional development.
Palabras clave : Regional Development; Institutions; Territory; Scale; Relational.