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Europe's North - The Dimensions of the Northern Dimension

Straume, Are (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The objectives of this thesis are, by using an abductive methodology and from international regime and agenda-setting theoretical perspectives, to first define the European Union's Northern Dimension (ND) initiative as an international regime, secondly, to categorize the various formation stages of the policy regime and to identify future challenges. The thesis concludes with the following policy implications for the formulation of the future ND policy: 1) All nation states covered by the ND policy should be included as equal parties in formulating and implementing the policy; 2) the organizational structure of the initiative, hereunder the linkages between institutional levels has to be made clearer; 3) some of the positive experiences... (More)
The objectives of this thesis are, by using an abductive methodology and from international regime and agenda-setting theoretical perspectives, to first define the European Union's Northern Dimension (ND) initiative as an international regime, secondly, to categorize the various formation stages of the policy regime and to identify future challenges. The thesis concludes with the following policy implications for the formulation of the future ND policy: 1) All nation states covered by the ND policy should be included as equal parties in formulating and implementing the policy; 2) the organizational structure of the initiative, hereunder the linkages between institutional levels has to be made clearer; 3) some of the positive experiences from the organizational structure of the Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership and the Northern Dimension Partnership for Health and Social well-being could be utilized. Thus, copying the partnership structure to the other issue areas identified under the Northern Dimension, and focusing attention on concrete projects to implement and raising adequate funding for these projects and finally; 4) these new partnerships should be regarded as regional expressions of the four common spaces between the Russian Federation and the European Union. (Less)
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@misc{1325549,
  abstract     = {The objectives of this thesis are, by using an abductive methodology and from international regime and agenda-setting theoretical perspectives, to first define the European Union's Northern Dimension (ND) initiative as an international regime, secondly, to categorize the various formation stages of the policy regime and to identify future challenges. The thesis concludes with the following policy implications for the formulation of the future ND policy: 1) All nation states covered by the ND policy should be included as equal parties in formulating and implementing the policy; 2) the organizational structure of the initiative, hereunder the linkages between institutional levels has to be made clearer; 3) some of the positive experiences from the organizational structure of the Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership and the Northern Dimension Partnership for Health and Social well-being could be utilized. Thus, copying the partnership structure to the other issue areas identified under the Northern Dimension, and focusing attention on concrete projects to implement and raising adequate funding for these projects and finally; 4) these new partnerships should be regarded as regional expressions of the four common spaces between the Russian Federation and the European Union.},
  author       = {Straume, Are},
  keyword      = {International regime theory,agenda-setting theory,the Northern Dimension initiative,Baltic Sea region,EU-Russia relations,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Europe's North - The Dimensions of the Northern Dimension},
  year         = {2006},
}