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�Europeanisation� of Regional Development Policies? Linking the Multi-Level Governance Approach with Theories of Policy Learning and Policy Change

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    The article explores the effects of non-regulatory EC policies on policy development at member state level. Taking EC regional policy and a recent reform of German regional policy as examples, it is suggested that the EC context may matter for policy development (1) through changing preferences of actors involved in regional policy-making, (2) through the mobilisation of new actors and the emergence of new actor coalitions in domestic policy domains, and (3) through serving as a source of inspiration for policy-makers looking for alternative policy ideas. In developing such thoughts, the article seeks to understand the influence of supranational factors as an integral part of domestic policy-making (rather than an external constraint). On a more abstract level, the aim is to link contributions from the field of policy analysis with the literature on multi-level governance.

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    Article provided by European Community Studies Association Austria (ECSA-A) in its journal European Integration online Papers (EIoP).

    Volume (Year): 2 (1998)
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    Keywords: regional policy; policy analysis; multilevel governance; neo-institutionalism; Germany; policy learning; structural funds; political science;

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    1. Christopher K. Ansell & Craig A. Parsons & Keith A. Darden, 1997. "Dual Networks in European Regional Development Policy," Journal of Common Market Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 35(3), pages 347-375, 09.
    2. Frieden, Jeffry A., 1991. "Invested interests: the politics of national economic policies in a world of global finance," International Organization, Cambridge University Press, vol. 45(04), pages 425-451, September.
    3. Gourevitch, Peter, 1978. "The second image reversed: the international sources of domestic politics," International Organization, Cambridge University Press, vol. 32(04), pages 881-912, September.
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