The Conflicts and Compromises of Territorialized Globalization focus area studies the territorialized forms taken by institutional conflicts and compromises between those involved in globalization.
Globalization raises new territorial challenges (expanding transnational networks, large multi-nation regions, etc.). The political standards in force (prevalence of national standards and western standards) are called into question. The increasing complexity of production results in a new need for coordination that involves territorial governance.
Globalization has the effect of multiplying the stakeholders in this governance (new standard-producers, new public-private relations, user participation in managing common goods, etc.).
These new governance challenges (conflicts and compromises between the many stakeholders, legitimacy of these stakeholders, competition between standards according to cultural context, effectiveness of public action and new local and international regulations) can be better understood by testing them on a geographic object that is symptomatic of the new territorial challenges, i.e. the greater European region (the EU and its eastern and Mediterranean neighbours).
In terms of disciplines, this area involves in particular geography, sociology and public action, economics (especially the interdisciplinary approach of the regulation school) and economic history.