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Sub-national governance structures in the Northern Dimension and the Black Sea Synergy: perspectives for European regionalism. Policy Paper No. 14, July 2010

Turkina, Ekaterina. (2010) Sub-national governance structures in the Northern Dimension and the Black Sea Synergy: perspectives for European regionalism. Policy Paper No. 14, July 2010. [Policy Paper]

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    Abstract

    This paper investigates the emergence and effects of European regionalism and the European Union’s (EU) external governance in the Northern Dimension (ND) and the Black Sea Synergy (BSS), two regional cooperation partnerships within the European Neighborhood Policy. In particular, it explores the evolution, development, configuration, and structural properties of the regional interorganizational cooperation systems and examines their effects on democratic governance and policymaking in the Russian northwestern and southern regions that participate in the ND and BSS initiatives. The paper also examines local factors that account for the resistance to or acceptance of EU norms and standards. The results of the analysis indicate that the intensity and effectiveness of regional cooperation and regional convergence of policies and approximation to EU norms and standards depend on the degree of decentralization, density, and cohesiveness of regional cooperation networks, and also on the regional ethno-cultural, historical, and geopolitical contexts.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Regional cooperation; European regionalism; Northern Dimension and the Black Sea Synergy; Russian northwestern and southern regions; European Union; interorganizational networks; network governance; sub-national regionalism; sub-national integration; democratic governance.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Russia
    EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Northern Dimension
    EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Black Sea region
    EU policies and themes > External relations > European Neighbourhood Policy
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > governance: EU & national level > subnational/regional/territorial
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
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    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > University of Pittsburgh, University Center for International Studies, European Union Center > European Policy Paper Series
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2010
    Page Range: p. 35
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:34
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14629

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