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Who Governs EU Cohesion Policy? Deconstructing the Reforms of the Structural Funds
This article re-assesses the multi-level governance debate and specifically the 'renationalization thesis', with respect to EU cohesion policy. It focuses on two of the principles of decision-makingExpand
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From Conditionality to Europeanization in Central and Eastern Europe: Administrative Performance and Capacity in Cohesion Policy
Abstract This article assesses the role of administrative capacity in explaining the performance of eight Central and Eastern European countries in managing Cohesion policy over the 2004–2008 period.Expand
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A New Era in EU Regional Policy Evaluation? The Appraisal of the Structural Funds
The paper reviews recent trends in the evaluation of E U regional policy. It begins by discussing recent experience in evaluating Structural Fund operations and then outlines how the regulatoryExpand
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Reconsidering cohesion policy, the contested debate on territorial cohesion
The incorporation of territorial cohesion as a regional policy objective has focused attention on the potential role of territorial cooperation in pursuing this goal. However, the broad agreement onExpand
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Territorial cohesion and the European model of society
The title indicates that fundamental ideas about Europe, with its distinct “model of society,” lie behind the concept of territorial cohesion, which can be understood as a goal of spatial equity thatExpand
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Ex post evaluation of Cohesion policy programmes 2000-2006 co-financed by the ERDF (objective 1 and 2), Work Package 11: Management and implementation systems for Cohesion policy
This report forms part of the ex-post evaluation of cohesion policy programmes (2000-2006) launched by the European Commission. It covers the Management and implementation systems for CohesionExpand
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Place-based policy and regional development in Europe
The past two decades have seen a shift in the paradigm of regional policy in Europe. This article reviews the trends in regional policy design and delivery at national and European Union scales, andExpand
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Strengthening Economic and Social Cohesion? The Revision of the Structural Funds
This paper examines recent developments concerning the regional policies of the European Community. It reviews the changes to the design and implementation of the Structural Funds and discusses someExpand
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