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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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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THE NOT MURDER MURDERSBack in 2000 a man and a woman -wealthy, healthy, happily married, many plans for the future, anticipating the birth of their first grandchild- commit suicide.A decade later their daughter wants Joe Torio to find out why.Then on Halloween night the smartest most brilliant cadet Soldier Heights Military Academy ever saw apparently blew off his very hot date and, all alone in his barracks room, filled himself with cocaine then strangled himself with his own officer's sash and died.The current owner of the school, Julia Powers, wants Joe Torio to find out why.Having had his badge taken from him, Joe sees what he can do as a high school English teacher.ROPE is book one of ROPE PAPER SCISSORS. the third mystery in the Joe Torio Series by award winning author Barry B. Longyear.
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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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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 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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Fiscal Federalism in the European Union and Its Countries

A Confrontation Between Theories and Facts

Author: Clément Vaneecloo,Augusta Badriotti,Margherita Fornasini

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9789052010441

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

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The book tackles a key issue for the European Union: Fiscal Federalism. It evaluates the applicability of this theoretical perspective for the EU. Conversely, it pinpoints ways in which the diversity of existing fiscal settings and organisations, both at national and European levels, can throw light on the theory. The study analyses two of the most important European policies: Cohesion Policy and the Stability and Growth Pact. It compares the episode of German Unification to the 2004 European Enlargement. It pioneers a cross-country analysis of the various national fiscal settings. Finally, it highlights the close links between the dynamics of decision-making related to the main budgetary choices and the integration process. The questions raised are crucial in the current context of economic and institutional uncertainty: How should we apprehend the Cohesion Policy, the main expression of European solidarity? How can the coordination of national fiscal policies be improved? How are European countries and their regions organised in fiscal and budgetary terms? What lessons can the EU draw from its own fiscal past and from that of its Member States? Over and above the originality of the answers provided by the authors, the book suggests that it would be difficult to take the integration process further without first clarifying what Europe can, should or wants to do.
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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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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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EU cohesion policy after enlargement

Author: Michael J. Baun,Dan Marek

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230524729

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 295

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This book presents the first major comparative study of EU Cohesion policy after the May 2004 enlargement and the 2006 Cohesion policy reform. Using a balanced selection of case studies from both old and new member states, it examines the implementation of EU Cohesion policy in an enlarged and increasingly differentiated Europe.
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The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

Author: Mark Bovens,Robert E. Goodin,Thomas Schillemans

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191002577

Category: Political Science

Page: 800

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Over the past two decades public accountability has become not only an icon in political, managerial, and administrative discourse but also the object of much scholarly analysis across a broad range of social and administrative sciences. This handbook provides a state of the art overview of recent scholarship on public accountability. It collects, consolidates, and integrates an upsurge of inquiry currently scattered across many disciplines and subdisciplines. It provides a one-stop-shop on the subject, not only for academics who study accountability, but also for practitioners who are designing, adjusting, or struggling with mechanisms for accountable governance. Drawing on the best scholars in the field from around the world, The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability showcases conceptual and normative as well as the empirical approaches in public accountability studies. In addition to giving an overview of scholarly research in a variety of disciplines, it takes stock of a wide range of accountability mechanisms and practices across the public, private and non-profit sectors, making this volume a must-have for both practitioners and scholars, both established and new to the field.
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Competitiveness and Cohesion in EU Policies

Author: Ronald Hall,Alasdair Smith,Loukas Tsoukalis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198295227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

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This volume examines the tension between competitiveness, liberalization, and the reduction of regional inequalities within the European Union on the verge of territorial expansion. Areas covered include the Single Market, external trade policy, enterprise policies, research and technological development, the Common Agricultural Policy, transport policy, telecommunications policy, social and employment policy, and structural policies.
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Regional State Aid and Competition Policy

Author: Fiona Wishlade

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041119752

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

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The increasing importance attached to the economic and social cohesion of the European Union since the 1980s, and the role of competition policy in achieving this objective, has special significance for the control of regional aids, given the general ban on State aid. Regional aids are considered to have the potential to contribute to economic and social cohesion and to undermine its attainment. The notion of competition policy as an instrument of economic and social cohesion has become a standard part of Commission rhetoric in defence of its actions. This book is concerned with the influence of EU competition policy on the regional policies of the Member States. It focuses on how the European Commission has interpreted the derogations from the State aid ban to enable the conduct of regional aid policies. The book takes both a historical perspective, tracing the evolution of policy, and a thematic one, examining in particular the relationship between EU competition and cohesion policies and the treatment of aid to very large projects. The author clearly demonstrates that, in reality, the competition policy control of regional aids is of much longer standing than the community?s explicit regional aid policy and, in many respects, of arguably greater influence. She shows how competition policy has for almost thirty years shaped the design, scope and implementation of national regional aid policies; in no EU country has regional policy been unaffected by Commission intervention in the name of competition policy. Moreover, the policy principles developed for the EU now apply extraterritorially to members of the European Economic Area and to the current applicant countries. The study?s overall perspective is policy-oriented. It considers both the impact of Commission intervention in the past and the implications of policy for the future, especially in the context of enlargement and a wider Europe. It will be an invaluable resource for all policymakers and practitioners active in the fields of economic development, regional policy and State aid law at European, national and subnational levels.
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Integration, Growth, and Cohesion in an Enlarged European Union

Author: John Bradley,George G. Petrakos,Julia Traistaru

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387228543

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

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This book contributes fresh theoretical and empirical evidence on patterns of regional production structures, specialization, regional disparities, convergence and divergence processes and evaluation of cohesion policies in both current and future European Union (EU) member states in the context of increased integration. These subjects are addressed in both individual and cross-country analyses using innovative methodologies. The book is an essential reading for a large audience including researchers and policy makers working in the fields of economic integration, transition economics and regional development. The thirteen contributions brought together in this book are the result of recent research undertaken in the framework of a larger project initiated and coordinated by the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI) of the University of Bonn on determinants of regional specialization, growth and convergence in the context of European integration. A number of these papers were presented to a conference on “European integration, regional convergence, location of industrial activity and labour market adjustment” initiated by the Center for European Integration Studies of the University of Bonn and organized jointly with the Center for European Studies of the University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” of Iasi, Romania. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the European Commission Framework Programme and the Center for European Integration Studies of the University of Bonn.
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European Cohesion

Contradictions in EU Integration

Author: C. Rumford

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0333981731

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

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This book addresses the problem of cohesion in the European Union. It examines EU cohesion policies and other policies which significantly reduce the likelihood of cohesion being achieved. It challenges the idea that regional policy is a form of wealth distribution. It argues that cohesion, rather than being an objective in its own right, has been systematically redefined as a tool of competitiveness, and that neoliberal economic priorities have led to the privileging of regional autonomy over cohesion.
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Cohesion Policy and Multi-level Governance in South East Europe

Author: Ian Bache,George Andreou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317986008

Category: Political Science

Page: 136

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This book considers the extent to which EU cohesion policy and related pre-accession instruments are contributing to the development of more compound polities in south east Europe and, specifically, promoting multi-level governance. In this respect, there are two points of departure: the first is the argument that the EU is a highly compound polity that tends to pull member (and candidate) states in this direction; the second is the considerable literature that links EU cohesion policy to the promotion of multi-level governance. Following this, we have chosen a range of south east European states whose period of engagement with the EU generally differs: Greece, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, F.Y.R. Macedonia and Turkey. The case studies reveal that EU cohesion policy has created more compound polities but that system-wide multi-level governance remains weak and central governments are still prominent. However, there are interesting and potentially important developments in relation to particular features of multi-level governance, not least in states whose engagement with the EU in this sphere is relatively new. This book was published as a special issue of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies.
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Public Policy and the New European Agendas

Author: Fergus Carr,Andrew Massey

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 450

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This broad and all-encompassing study focuses on Europe's new policy agendas. It brings together international academic experts on a range of policies to discuss Europe's place in the world and its relationship to the USA and beyond.
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Politics in the European Union

Author: Ian Bache,Simon Bulmer,Stephen George,Owen Parker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199689660

Category: Political Science

Page: 604

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The European Union is a unique, complex, and ever-changing political entity which continues to shape both international politics and the politics of its individual member states. Politics in the European Union provides a clear analysis of the theory, history, policies, and institutions of theEU, giving students a well-rounded introduction to the subject. With an updated history section, this text weaves together material on key contemporary concerns, including the Eurozone crisis and the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty, with a thorough consideration of the workings and remit of theEuropean Union.
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Media and Cultural Policy in the European Union

Author: Katharine Sarikakis

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042021756

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 249

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Articles offer a historical and socio-political analysis of major media and cultural policies in the European Union: 'The Place of Media and Cultural Policy in the EU', K. Sarikakis'; 'Can State Aid in the Film Sector Stand The Proof of EU and WTO Liberalisation Efforts?', C. Pauwels, S. De Vinck, B. Van Rompuy; 'Cultural Diversity and Subsidiarity: The Case of Cultural Tourism In the European Union', E. Dumont, J. Teller; 'Mediating Social Cohesion: Media and Cultural Policy in the European Union and Canada', K. Sarikakis; 'The EU, Communications Liberalisation and the Future of Public Service Broadcasting', P. Humphreys; 'More Europe: More Unity, More Diversity? The Enlargement of the European Audiovisual Space', H. de Smaele; 'Undermining Media Diversity: Inaction on Media Concentrations and Pluralism in the EU', G. Doyle; 'The Construction of European Identity and Citizenship Through Cultural Policy', L. Tsaliki; 'The EU and the Press: Policy or Non-policy?', D. Hutchison; 'Diverse Journalists in a Diverse Europe? Impulses for a Discussion on Media and Integration', S. Kretzschmar; ' Whither Cultural Diversity: The European Union's Market Vision For the Review of Television Without Frontiers Directive', M. Wheeler.
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