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An organizational ecology approach to EGTC creation in East Central Europe
Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2827-0865
Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4759-7505
2019 (English)In: Regional & Federal Studies, ISSN 1359-7566, E-ISSN 1743-9434Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) are a legal instrument intended to facilitate institutional cross-border cooperation. Launched in 2006, EGTC creation was particularly swift in East Central Europe, albeit with significant variation between different border regions. The article adopts an organizational ecology perspective to explain this variation and argues that the level of organizational density inside a cross-border ecological niche is crucial for EGTC creation. The analysis draws on policy documents and semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders from four border areas in East Central Europe. It finds that lower levels of organizational density in unitary states constitute a favourable organizational environment for EGTC creation. However, rather than enhancing autonomous decision-making in the border region, we find evidence that unitary state support for EGTC creation reflects a political strategy to centralize control over cross-border cooperation. © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

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Abingdon: Routledge, 2019.
Keywords [en]
Cohesion policy, cross-border governance, European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC), organizational ecology, Cohesion policy, cross-border governance, European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC), organizational ecology
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-38810DOI: 10.1080/13597566.2019.1566904Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85060241449OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-38810DiVA, id: diva2:1284050
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‘Socioeconomic and Political Responses to Regional Polarization in Central and Eastern Europe’ (RegPol²)
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EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, FP7/2007–2013/
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Funding: the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007–2013/ under REA grant agreement n° 607022.

Available from: 2019-01-30 Created: 2019-01-30 Last updated: 2019-04-29

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