Regional Institutions and Governance in the European Union

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José María Magone
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003 - Law - 239 pages

European integration has profoundly changed the relationship between national and subnational governments and has led to the emergence of the Europe of the Regions. This edited volume highlights some of the problems involved in the integration of the three main levels of governance in the European Union: the regional, national, and supranational level. The contributors address recent developments in various regions and examine the way these regions have adjusted to the growing importance of the European Union's multilevel governance system. Among the issues discussed are the emergence and institutionalization of new regional political systems, such as those of Scotland, Wales, and Flanders; the channels available to the regions for influencing the EU policy process in relation to their constituencies; and horizontal projects of integration among regions, which make the whole multilevel governance system more flexible as well as more complex.


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The Third Level of European Integration New and Old Insights
Regional Business Development and the European Union
Building Multilevel Governance in Britain? The Engagement of Subnational Government in EU Programs and Policies
Devolution in the European Union The Role of Subnational Authorities in Scotland and Catalonia
The Internationalization of Scottish Politics Who Governs Scotland?
Wales and the European Union Refining a Relationship
Multilevel Governance in the European Union The Case of Northern Ireland
Government or Governance in the Rotterdam Region?
Flanders Do It Yourself and Do It Better? Regional Parliaments as Sites for Democratic Renewal and Gendered Representation
GentTerneuzen The Rise of a Euroregion?
Conclusion Regional Governance in the European Union
Selected Bibliography
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Page 231 - She is Professor and Chair of the International Affairs and Politics Program of Vesalius College at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) and cofounder of the Center for Women's Studies. She has held appointments at the universities of Uppsala, Antwerp, and Brussels, the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm among others. She held the M. Jahoda Chair at the Ruhr University in 2001 and a Senior Research Fellowship at Wayne State University in 2003.

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JOSÉ M. MAGONE is Senior Lecturer in European Politics at the University of Hull, in northern England. He has published three books, including Iberian Trade Unionism (2001).

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