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"Post-modern Europe and inter-regional cooperation in the European Union"

Rees, Nicholas. (1997) "Post-modern Europe and inter-regional cooperation in the European Union". In: UNSPECIFIED, Seattle, WA. (Unpublished)

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    Regions, cities, local authorities and community groups are being encouraged by Brussels to participate in the policy process. Thus, top-down development, dominant in post-war Europe and led by national governments, is being challenged and confronted by bottom-up initiatives that involve local actors in partnerships which stretch across the borders of Europe and which are supported by EU programmes. This paper looks at what has been happening to the European polity and examines the ways in which the EU has promoted and fostered interregional cooperation in this new policy environment, examines the impact of such cooperation on development and considers what the future may hold for interregional cooperation. This paper is organised around six sections, the first examines the changing nature of the European policy, the regions and the role of the EU in regional policy. The second and third sections look at the European Commission and the development of interregional cooperation under Article 10. The paper then considers the impact of Article 10 from the perspectives of the Commission and from that of the local and regional actors, while the penultimate section examines the changes being implemented during the 1995-1999 round of funding. The conclusion returns to consider the questions posed at the outset of the paper and considers what answers have been offered.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > regional policy/structural funds
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > European Commission
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > governance: EU & national level > subnational/regional/territorial
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1997 (5th), May 29-June 1, 1997
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2007
    Page Range: p. 26
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:23

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