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Why policies fail? An institutional model explaining success and failure factors of rural development policies in Europe


  • Mantino, Francesco


This paper intends to analyse which are the main mechanisms and factors which bring either to failure or to success rural development policies. This analysis has been done in four Italian regions and in five rural areas, in order to catch macro and “meso” dimensions of success and failure. This analysis take under consideration governance and rules as the main arena where the different stakeholders try to impose their influence and interests at stake. Factors of success and failure operate along the institutional chain starting from the EU to the local level. By their collective action they try to shape rules and governance structures in relation to the impact they perceive on the resource allocation and the transaction costs needed to access to policies

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  • Mantino, Francesco, 2013. "Why policies fail? An institutional model explaining success and failure factors of rural development policies in Europe," MPRA Paper 50216, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:50216

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    1. Mantino, Francesco & Bolli, Martina & Fagiani, Patrizia & Tarangioli, Serena, 2010. "Report on Policy Delivery Systems and their relations with types of governance models," MPRA Paper 49975, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Mantino, Francesco, 2009. "Typologies of governance models," Reports 157975, National Institute of Agricultural Economics, Italy - INEA, Rural Development Policies.
    3. Mantino, Francesco & Forcina, Barbara, 2011. "La governance delle politiche in aree rurali: il "nodo" delle relazioni tra politiche a livello regionale. I casi della Regione Puglia e della Regione Sardegna [The governance of rural po," MPRA Paper 50218, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Nov 2011.
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    Rural development policies; Institutional analysis; Governance;

    JEL classification:

    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy

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