Mendez, Carlos (2012) Clouds, clocks and policy dynamics : a path-(inter)dependent analysis of EU cohesion policy. Policy and Politics, 40 (2). pp. 153-170. ISSN 0305-5736Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Recognising the limitations of existing conceptualisations of path dependence, this article advances a ‘path-interdependent’ approach to account for endogenous policy change by incorporating a more central role for agency through learning and problem-solving mechanisms. Additionally, it argues that monolithic conceptualisations of institutions should be unpacked to reveal their configurative elements. In doing so, attention is drawn to the way in which intra-policy dynamics may generate pressures for change and to the possibility for the mutual existence and co-evolution of continuity and change. These arguments are illustrated empirically through two cases of radical reform in European Union (EU)) cohesion policy.
|Keywords:||EU cohesion policy, Historical Instituionalism, Path dependence, Political institutions (Europe), Public Administration, Sociology and Political Science|
|Subjects:||Political Science > Political institutions (Europe)|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Government and Public Policy > European Policies Research Centre|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||22 Mar 2012 16:15|
|Last modified:||07 Jan 2017 01:04|