University of Leicester
Browse
entropy-17-05695-v2.pdf (508.05 kB)

New region planning in France? Better order or more disorder ?

Download (508.05 kB)
journal contribution
posted on 2015-08-21, 08:45 authored by Marcel Ausloos
This paper grounds the critique of the 'reduction of regions in a country' not only in its geographical and social context but also in its entropic space. The various recent plans leading to the reduction of the number of regions in metropolitan France are discussed, based on the mere distribution in the number of cities in the plans and analyzed according to various distribution laws. Each case, except the present distribution with 22 regions, on the mainland, does not seem to fit presently used theoretical models. Beside, the number of inhabitants is examined in each plan. The same conclusion holds. Therefore a theoretical argument based on entropy considerations is proposed, thereby pointing to whether more order or less disorder is the key question, - discounting political considerations.

History

Citation

Entropy, 2015, 17 (8), pp. 5695-5710

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE/School of Management

Version

  • VoR (Version of Record)

Published in

Entropy

Publisher

MDPI

issn

1099-4300

eissn

1099-4300

Acceptance date

2015-07-30

Copyright date

2015

Available date

2015-08-21

Publisher version

http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/17/8/5695

Language

en

Usage metrics

    University of Leicester Publications

    Categories

    No categories selected

    Licence

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC