Mendez, Carlos (2013) The post-2013 reform of EU cohesion policy and the place-based narrative. Journal of European Public Policy, 20 (5). pp. 639-659. ISSN 1350-1763Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
This article examines the role and use of discourse as a means of affecting EU cohesion policy reform. A discursive shift is traced to a place-based narrative, which sought to re-legitimize and reconnect the policy with its foundational principles during the post-2013 policy review. It is argued that the impact of the narrative on the Commission's proposals has been only partially effective owing to deep-rooted ideational, interest-driven and organizational resistance and tensions relating to the policy's objectives, governance and relationship with Europe 2020. Implications are drawn for ideational analysis in the EU.
|Keywords:||cohesion policy, place-based narrative, territorial discourse, Political theory, Public Administration, Sociology and Political Science|
|Subjects:||Political Science > Political theory|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Government and Public Policy > European Policies Research Centre|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||03 Nov 2012 16:59|
|Last modified:||04 May 2016 22:47|