hh.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Forget the policy gap: why local governments really decide to take part in cross-border cooperation initiatives in Europe
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
2013 (English)In: Eurasian geography and economics, ISSN 1538-7216, E-ISSN 1938-2863, Vol. 54, no 4, p. 409-422Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article investigates the motivations of European local governments to join formalized cooperation initiatives between sub-national authorities, referred to as Euroregions. Micro-level comparative empirical data are brought forward to argue against the European Union portrayal of Euroregions as primarily responding to local or regional policy problems that cannot be dealt with within the national contexts, expressed as filling the gaps. Instead, the paper contends that local government engagement mainly derives from normative beliefs, and when instrumental expectations appear, they are grant-driven rather than policy-driven. The empirical data consist of material generated by 136 interviews with mayors of local governments in six Euroregions, located at three national borders (Sweden/Norway, Hungary/Slovakia and Austria/Germany). Qualitative data from these interviews are used to investigate assumptions, beliefs, and practices underpinning Euroregional membership.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2013. Vol. 54, no 4, p. 409-422
Keyword [en]
cross-border cooperation, local government cooperation, European integration, Euroregions
National Category
Public Administration Studies Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-35450DOI: 10.1080/15387216.2013.871498ISI: 000330755400003Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84893904259OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-35450DiVA: diva2:1159442
Available from: 2017-11-22 Created: 2017-11-22 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus
By organisation
Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI)
In the same journal
Eurasian geography and economics
Public Administration StudiesSociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 13 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf