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"The impact of European regional policy: Sociological institutionalism and 'policy learning"'

Baudner, Joerg. (2003) "The impact of European regional policy: Sociological institutionalism and 'policy learning"'. In: UNSPECIFIED, Nashville, TN. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    The paper will argue that a combination of sociological institutionalism with theories of social learning is better suited to explain the varieties of the impact of European regional policy than generalization based on historical and rationalists intuitionalist approaches. It will distinguish three modes of interaction between the European and the domestic arena: policy learning, policy experimentation and policy conflict. European regional policy encompasses the two areas of structural funds and state aid control, and follows the paradigm of "endogenous development," the principles of partnership and competitiveness and a certain set of procedures. Whilst in Southern Italy policy learning took place with regard to both European policy areas, in Eastern Germany structural funds induced a process of policy experimentation, but state aid control led to intense policy conflict between all the actors in Germany and the European Commission.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Policy experimentation; policy conflict.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > regional policy/structural funds
    Countries > Italy
    Countries > Germany
    Other > integration theory (see also researching and writing the EU in this section)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2003 (8th), March 27-29, 2003
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2005
    Page Range: p. 29
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:24
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2818

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