Cohesion Policy and European Integration

Building Multi-level Governance

Author: Liesbet Hooghe

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198280644

Category: Political Science

Page: 458

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How can one convince potent nation-states to put their sovereignty at risk in common European policies? EU cohesion policy, now one-third of the EU budget, provides such a puzzle. Until 1988 the European Commission shared out money to national governments with few strings attached. Since the reform of 1988, national governments are required to negotiate with the Commission and regional authorities on how to use the money. Has this European-wide policy eroded national sovereignty in favour of a stronger role for the Commission and more power for Europe's regions? The first part of the book probes into the policy dynamics at the European level. In the second part, eight country studies evaluate the impact of uniform EU policy on territorial relations by comparing policy making before and after the reform. The concluding section explains persistent variation in EU cohesion decision making and implementation.
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EU Cohesion Policy and European Integration

The Dynamics of EU Budget and Regional Policy Reform

Author: John Bachtler,Carlos Mendez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317140443

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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EU Cohesion policy accounts for a major share of the EU budget and is central to economic and social development in many European countries. This book provides a comprehensive and theoretically-informed analysis of how Cohesion policy has evolved over time, in particular the budgetary and policy dynamics of the 2007-13 reform. In the context of the budgetary politics of the EU, the book examines the process by which the reform of Cohesion policy has been shaped; it identifies the key factors that explain the allocation of funding, assesses the roles of the Member States, European Commission and European Parliament, and tests whether the process and outcome are consistent with the expectations of EU decision-making and integration theories. Based on extensive, EU-wide research over a ten-year period, the book provides new insights into both the process and outcomes of EU policy reform. Presenting original research in an accessible format, this book will be of interest to scholars as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of European integration and policy studies.
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European Integration, Regional Policy, and Growth

Author: Bernard Funck,Lodovico Pizzati

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821353950

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

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This publication contains a number of papers presented by leading academics, policy-makers and practitioners from existing and new EU member countries at a conference in Barcelona in October 2002. These papers discuss key issues regarding the effectiveness of attempts to reduce regional disparities with the EU and the implications of current enlargement including: the trade-offs between promoting national growth and reducing relative disparities; the role of growth poles; the investment climate and labour market flexibility; the role of the EU and regional policy overall.
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Handbook on Cohesion Policy in the EU

Author: Simona Piattoni,Laura Polverari

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1784715670

Category: Political Science

Page: 584

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This Handbook covers all major aspects of EU Cohesion policy, one of the most significant areas of intervention of the European Union. Over five parts, It discusses this policy’s history and governing principles; the theoretical approaches from which it can be assessed; the inter-institutional and multi-level dynamics that it tends to elicit; its practical implementation and impact on EU member states; its interactions with other EU policies and strategies; and the cognitive maps and narratives with which it can be associated. An absolute must for all students of the EU.
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Uncovering the Territorial Dimension of European Union Cohesion Policy

Cohesion, Development, Impact Assessment and Cooperation

Author: Eduardo Medeiros

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351689827

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

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Despite the non-territorialised strategic goals of the EU 2020 Strategy, the long-term aim of EU Cohesion Policy to promote harmonious development of the European territory – social, economic, and ‘territorial cohesion’ – remains a central goal of achieving a more cohesive EU territory. This book examines the ‘territorial dimension’ of EU Cohesion Policy, specifically assessing territorial impacts at the various spatial levels, engaging theoretically and empirically with the notion and role of the ‘territorial dimension’ within a strongly fragmented EU policymaking process, and examining more generally EU Cohesion Policy, as the main driver of the EU territorial development process. It provides an updated and fresh theoretical discussion on the precise meaning of the ‘territorial dimension’ of policies and the relatively recent EU policy evaluation technique, known as ‘Territorial Impact Assessment’ (TIA). Assessing the history, relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of these procedures, it presents several empirical findings on the implementation of specific territorial-focus and place-based financial instruments, as part of the Territorial Agendas and the EU goal of achieving a more integrated, territorial approach. This text will be of key interest to scholars, students and practitioners of spatial planning and cohesion policy, European sector policies and European spatial planning, and more broadly to European and EU studies/politics, regional economic geography and public policy.
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Europeanization and Multilevel Governance

Cohesion Policy in the European Union and Britain

Author: Ian Bache

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742541337

Category: Political Science

Page: 193

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Traces the relationship between Europeanization and multi-level governance. This study illustrates how the EU has affected the vertical and horizontal dimensions of domestic policymaking. It focuses especially on Britain, comparing its experiences to that of ten other member states.
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Multi-Level Governance and European Integration

Author: Liesbet Hooghe

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0585381666

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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European politics has been reshaped in recent decades by a dual process of centralization and decentralization. At the same time that authority in many policy areas has shifted to the supranational level of the European Union, so national governments have given subnational regions within countries more say over the lives of their citizens. At the forefront of scholars who characterize this dual process as 'multi-level governance,' Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks argue that its emergence in the second half of the twentieth century is a watershed in the political development of Europe. Hooghe and Marks explain why multi-level governance has taken place and how it shapes conflict in national and European political arenas.
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The Impact of European Integration on Regional Structural Change and Cohesion

Author: Christiane Krieger-Boden,Edgar Morgenroth,George Petrakos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134146965

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Edited by three European editors and spanning across Europe, this excellent study focuses on the effects of the European integration process on the inter-regional division of labour in both western and Eastern European countries. Using extensive empirical analysis of the changes of regional specialization over a period of two decades, observing its causes and consequences the authors show economic integration as a relocation of resources across sectors and space. The authors argue that the resulting challenge to both regional and social cohesion in the enlarged European Union may require a reorientation of cohesion policy at European, national and local levels. Disaggregated national data sets with respect to both the sectoral and spatial levels are combined with an analysis of both regional structural change and the role of foreign direct investment in this process. This book will be of great interest to post graduate students and researchers interested in international trade and regional economics as well as policy makers engaged with regional and structural changes at both a European and national level.
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Eu Cohesion Policy in Practice

What Does It Achieve?

Author: Iain Begg,John Bachtler,David Charles,Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy David Charles,Laura Polverari

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield International

ISBN: 9781783487219

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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A long-term assessment of the achievements of the EU Cohesion Policy that draws out the key policy implications thereof.
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Multi-Level Governance and European Integration

Author: Liesbet Hooghe

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0585381666

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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European politics has been reshaped in recent decades by a dual process of centralization and decentralization. At the same time that authority in many policy areas has shifted to the supranational level of the European Union, so national governments have given subnational regions within countries more say over the lives of their citizens. At the forefront of scholars who characterize this dual process as 'multi-level governance,' Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks argue that its emergence in the second half of the twentieth century is a watershed in the political development of Europe. Hooghe and Marks explain why multi-level governance has taken place and how it shapes conflict in national and European political arenas.
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Handbook of European Policies

Interpretive Approaches to the EU

Author: Hubert Heinelt,Sybille Münch

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1784719366

Category:

Page: N.A

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This definitive Handbook addresses the current lack of research into European policymaking and development using an interpretive perspective. Questioning areas that mainstream approaches tend to neglect, contributors target the ways in which ideas, arguments and discourses shape policies in the institutional context of the EU.
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The Economics of European Integration

Theory, Practice, Policy

Author: Willem Molle

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754648123

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 446

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Through four previous editions, The Economics of European Integration has been the preferred textbook for students of European Economics, European Business and European Studies. This Fifth Edition has been carefully revised, taking into account the most up-to-date course requirements, new statistical information and recent policy developments.
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EU Cohesion Policy (Open Access)

Reassessing performance and direction

Author: John Bachtler,Peter Berkowitz,Sally Hardy,Tatjana Muravska

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315401843

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com/doi/view/10.4324/9781315401867, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. This book brings together academics, members of European institutions, and regional and national level policymakers in order to assess the performance and direction of EU Cohesion policy against the background of the most significant reforms to the policy in a generation. Responding to past criticisms of the effectiveness of the policy, the policy changes introduced in 2013 have aligned European Structural and Investment Funds with the Europe 2020 strategy and introduced measures to improve strategic coherence, performance and integrated development. EU Cohesion Policy: Reassessing performance and direction argues that policy can only be successfully developed and implemented if there is input from both academics and practitioners. The chapters in the book address four important issues: the effectiveness and impact of Cohesion policy at European, national and regional levels; the contribution of Cohesion policy to the Europe 2020 strategy of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth; the importance of quality of government and administrative capacity for the effective management of the Funds; and the inter-relationships between institutions, territory and place-based policies. The volume will be an invaluable resource to students, academics and policymakers across economics, regional studies, European studies and international relations.
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The European Union Explained

Institutions, Actors, Global Impact

Author: Andreas Staab

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253009766

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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This brief and accessible introduction to the European Union is ideal for anyone who needs a concise overview of the structure, history, and policies of the EU. This updated edition includes a new chapter on the sovereign debt crisis in the Eurozone. Andreas Staab offers basic terms and interpretive frameworks for understanding the evolution of the EU; the overall structure, purpose, and mandate of its main constituent divisions; and key policy areas, such as market unification and environmental policy.
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European Cohesion Policy

Author: Willem Molle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134072007

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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The only comprehensive text available for advanced study and professional reference, this book brings much needed clarity to both the theoretical and practical aspects of EU intervention. Integrating both theoretical and practical research in a clear and accessible structure, covering economic, social and territorial issues European Cohesion Policy provides a systematic view of the various stages of the whole policy cycle, looking in detail at: the evolution of the problems the design of the policy system the implementation in practice the evaluation of effects . An authoritative analysis of the problems and debates involved, European Cohesion Policy is essential reading for students, policy makers, development workers and researchers working in all aspects of European policy.
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The European Union and South East Europe

The Dynamics of Europeanization and Multilevel Governance

Author: Andrew Geddes,Charles Lees,Andrew Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136281568

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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This book explores the interaction of the EU in Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, and Macedonia in three key policy sectors – cohesion, border managements and the environment – and assesses the degree to which the European Union’s engagement with the democracies of South East Europe has promoted Europeanization and Multi-Level Governance. Although there is a tendency to view the Balkans as peripheral, this book argues that South East European states are central to what the EU is and aspires to become, and goes to the heart of many of the key issues confronting the EU. It compares changing modes of governance in the three policy areas selected because they are contentious issues in domestic politics and have trans-boundary policy consequences, in which there is significant EU involvement. The book draws on over 100 interviews conducted to explore actor motivation, preferences and perceptions in the face of pressure to adapt from the EU and uses Social Network Analysis. Timely and informative, this book considers broader dilemmas of integration and enlargement at a time when the EU’s effectiveness is under close scrutiny. The European Union and South East Europe will be of interest to students and scholars of European politics, public policy, and European Union governance and integration.
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European Integration and Political Conflict

Author: Gary Marks,Marco R. Steenbergen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521535052

Category: History

Page: 280

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Over the past half-century, Europe has experienced the most radical reallocation of authority that has ever taken place in peace-time, yet the ideological conflicts that will emerge from this are only now becoming apparent. The editors of this 2004 volume, Gary Marks and Marco Steenbergen, have brought together a formidable group of scholars of European and comparative politics to investigate patterns of conflict that are arising in the European Union. Using diverse sources of data, and examining a range of actors, including citizens, political parties, members of the European Parliament, social movements, and interest groups, the authors of this volume conclude that political contestation concerning European integration is indeed rooted in the basic conflicts that have shaped political life in Western Europe for many years. This comprehensive volume provides an analysis of political conflict in the European Union.
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Regional Development in Central and Eastern Europe

Development Processes and Policy Challenges

Author: John Bachtler,Maciej Smętkowski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415571364

Category: Political Science

Page: 338

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This book provides an up-to-date assessment of the main processes and dilemmas of regional development and regional policy in the newer European Union Member States in Central and Eastern Europe and neighbouring countries. It highlights the difficulties of balancing the demands within the new Member States for rapid regional growth and development with, firstly, the demands of the European Union overall that restructuring and development should conform to the aims and principles of EU common policies; and, secondly, with budgetary constraints. The book covers a wide range of issues, including global and national challenges to regional convergence and cohesion; regional dynamics, city networks and border issues; the effectiveness of policy responses at national and European levels, including an assessment of policy experiences from outside the new Member States; and likely future developments.
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The Regional and Urban Policy of the European Union

Cohesion, Results-Orientation and Smart Specialisation

Author: Philip McCann

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783479515

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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The regional and urban development policy of the European Union, or more precisely, EU Cohesion Policy, is undergoing change. This development is driven by the enormous transformations in European regions and by shifts in thinking and analysis. The iss
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The Regional and Urban Policy of the European Union

Cohesion, Results-Orientation and Smart Specialisation

Author: Philip McCann

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783479515

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 1115

The regional and urban development policy of the European Union, or more precisely, EU Cohesion Policy, is undergoing change. This development is driven by the enormous transformations in European regions and by shifts in thinking and analysis. The iss
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