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The Impact of EU Cohesion Policy in Sweden - Chances and Challenges

Markus, Jessica LU (2011) STVM17 20111
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The paper identifies the effects of the adoption of EU cohesion policy in
Sweden, namely a significant involvement of subnational actors within
designing and implementing the policy, a stimulated activity of regional
authorities, a relationship between the different administrative levels mainly characterised by cooperation and dialogue and the increasing importance of flexible, inclusive, network-like arrangements for collaboration in Sweden. Swedish regions make increasingly use of opportunities provided by the Structural Funds, not just in terms of funding, but also of gaining experiences and competences, though differences among the counties and municipalities exist. The study concludes by confirming several assumptions of the... (More)
The paper identifies the effects of the adoption of EU cohesion policy in
Sweden, namely a significant involvement of subnational actors within
designing and implementing the policy, a stimulated activity of regional
authorities, a relationship between the different administrative levels mainly characterised by cooperation and dialogue and the increasing importance of flexible, inclusive, network-like arrangements for collaboration in Sweden. Swedish regions make increasingly use of opportunities provided by the Structural Funds, not just in terms of funding, but also of gaining experiences and competences, though differences among the counties and municipalities exist. The study concludes by confirming several assumptions of the theoretical concept of an emerging system of Multi-level Governance, which, to some extent offers a suitable metaphor for the case of cohesion policy in Sweden. (Less)
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author
Markus, Jessica LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM17 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Cohesion Policy, Regional Policy, Sweden, Structural Funds, Subnational level, Multi-level Governance
language
English
id
1968829
date added to LUP
2011-06-20 15:23:40
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2011-06-20 15:23:40
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  abstract     = {The paper identifies the effects of the adoption of EU cohesion policy in
Sweden, namely a significant involvement of subnational actors within
designing and implementing the policy, a stimulated activity of regional
authorities, a relationship between the different administrative levels mainly characterised by cooperation and dialogue and the increasing importance of flexible, inclusive, network-like arrangements for collaboration in Sweden. Swedish regions make increasingly use of opportunities provided by the Structural Funds, not just in terms of funding, but also of gaining experiences and competences, though differences among the counties and municipalities exist. The study concludes by confirming several assumptions of the theoretical concept of an emerging system of Multi-level Governance, which, to some extent offers a suitable metaphor for the case of cohesion policy in Sweden.},
  author       = {Markus, Jessica},
  keyword      = {Cohesion Policy,Regional Policy,Sweden,Structural Funds,Subnational level,Multi-level Governance},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Impact of EU Cohesion Policy in Sweden - Chances and Challenges},
  year         = {2011},
}