Three Regional Cooperations in the long-term life and adaption cycle: empirical application and enhancement of a model Authors Christian Diller Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen Guido Nischwitz Universität Bremen DOI: https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.130 Keywords: Regional development , Regional governance , Life cycle model , Evolution , Cooperation Abstract Based on a developed life and adaption-cycle model of regional cooperations, the development of three German rural regions is examined (Altmark, Kiel, Kronach). The interaction of external and internal influencing factors explains the quite different development patterns of the three regions. As amain finding can be formulated that in the development of regional cooperation neither a general tendency towards stable structures nor towards stable spatial structures can be asserted. Rather regional cooperation structures can be eroded even after a longer period of stability, as well despite continuous support of the state. Variable spatial shapes of regional cooperations can be handled in a productive way particularly if the institutional, political and administrative structures of the base unit county are stable. Downloads Download data is not yet available. Downloads PDF (Deutsch) HTML (Deutsch) XML (Deutsch) Published 2022-05-16 How to Cite Diller, C. and Nischwitz, G. (2022) “Three Regional Cooperations in the long-term life and adaption cycle: empirical application and enhancement of a model”, Raumforschung und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning. DE. doi: 10.14512/rur.130. More Citation Formats ACM ACS APA ABNT Chicago Harvard IEEE MLA Turabian Vancouver Download Citation Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX Issue Online First Section Article License Copyright (c) 2022 Christian Diller, Guido Nischwitz This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Articles in Raumforschung und Raumordnung - Spatial Research and Planing are published under a Creative Commons license. Until Vol. 79 No. 1, articles were published under a CC BY-SA license. From Vol. 79 No. 2 (2021), the license applied is the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC BY 4.0. Under this license, anyone may access, copy, redistribute, or adapt these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited and the contributions are distributed under the same license as the original.