Cross-border co-operation as policy entrepreneurship: explaining the variable success of European cross-border regions
Perkmann, Markus (2005) Cross-border co-operation as policy entrepreneurship: explaining the variable success of European cross-border regions. Working Paper. Coventry: University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation. Working papers (University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation) (No.166).
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The article addresses the recent proliferation of Cross-Border Regions, or Euroregions, across the EU. It aims to explain why they have been more successfully institutionalised in some areas while they have had less success in others. It conceptualises Euroregions as the outcome of policy entrepreneurship strategies through which support is mobilised on the local level and the Euroregions are institutionalised into durable organisations. Based on a systematic comparison of three cases, the EUREGIO, Viadrina and Tyrol, it is shown how different administrative and institutional environments throughout the EU affect the ability of Euroregions to engage in policy entrepreneurship. At the same time, it is shown that is it premature to perceive Euroregions as new types of regional territorial entities; rather, they constitute an institutional form through which existing authorities engage in collective action across nation-state borders within the context of EU multi-level governance.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Political entrepreneurship -- Europe, Regionalism -- Europe, International cooperation, European Union countries -- Politics and government|
|Series Name:||Working papers (University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation)|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation|
|Place of Publication:||Coventry|
|Official Date:||May 2005|
|Number of Pages:||32|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Funder:||European Commission (EC)|
|Grant number:||FMBICT961862 (EC)|
Anderson, J., L. O'Dowd, and T.H. Wilson. 2003. New borders for a changing Europe: crossborder
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