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The Regional Dimension of the European Union : Towards a Third Level in Europe? - Charlie Jeffery

The Regional Dimension of the European Union

Towards a Third Level in Europe?

By: Charlie Jeffery (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st May 1997
ISBN: 9780714643069
Number Of Pages: 240

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The 1990s have seen intense debates about the role of regions in European integration. Changes in EU structural funding rules, the innovations of the Maastricht treaty, and the growing importance of federal and regional government within EU member states have all boosted the significance of regional tiers of government in EU politics. Taken together their effect has been to shift the balance of decision-making responsibility within the EU to a third (regional) level of government emerging in the EU policy process alongside the first (union) and second (nation-state) levels. As a result, a system of multi-level governance can increasingly be identified, in which different levels of government adopt different roles in different fields or phases of the European policy process.

The Politics of the Third Levelp. 3
An Actor-Centred Approach to Multilevel Governancep. 20
The Belgian Sub-National Entities in the European Union: Second or Third Level Players?p. 41
Farewell the Third Level? The German Lander and the European Policy Processp. 56
Austria: The Case of a Federal Newcomer in European Union Politicsp. 76
Building a Third Level in Europe: Prospects and Difficulties in Italyp. 96
The French Case: The Exception or the Rule?p. 117
Europeanization in a Centralizing State: Multi-Level Governance in the UKp. 131
Representing Regions in Europe: The Committee of the Regionsp. 147
Inter-Regional Associations and the European Integration Processp. 166
Regional Information Offices in Brussels and Multi-Level Governance in the EU: A UK-German Comparisonp. 183
Conclusions: Sub-National Authorities and 'European Domestic Policy'p. 204
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9780714643069
ISBN-10: 0714643068
Series: Routledge Studies in Federalism and Decentralization
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st May 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1