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Europeanisation of the Urban Level: Evaluating the Impact of the EU on Local Governance in Britain

Marshall, Adam. (2004) Europeanisation of the Urban Level: Evaluating the Impact of the EU on Local Governance in Britain. In: UNSPECIFIED, Sheffield, UK.

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    Abstract

    EU initiatives provide urban institutions and actors across Europe with new and unprecedented access to information, legitimacy, and not least, financial support. From established local authorities to fledgling neighbourhood partnerships, actors across the urban spectrum see increased European involvement as a central component of innovative governance. Using the framework articulated by the UACES/ESRC study group on the Europeanisation of British Politics and Policy-Making, this paper argues that researchers must extend the study of Europeanisation to the urban level. I argue that European working provokes shifts in the institutionalised norms, beliefs, and values of British urban actors, and use a four-part typology of urban Europeanisation to evaluate this phenomenon with reference to Birmingham and Glasgow. The paper emphasises that most Europeanisation occurring among British urban actors has been voluntary-indirect – both local authorities and nonstatutory actors have embraced European working as a result of their interaction with EU Structural Fund programmes over the course of the past two decades.

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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 > Policies & related activities > europeanisation/europeanization & European identity
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > governance: EU & national level > subnational/regional/territorial
    Countries > U.K.
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: University of Sheffield, Department of Politics > ESRC/UACES Series of Seminars on EBPP > 2004-07-16 Seminar on EBPP
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2006
    Page Range: p. 26
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:40
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/6123

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