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Öresundsregionen i regionernas Europa. En kvalitativ studie av gränsöverskridande politiskt samarbete och governance i Regionkommittén

Svarrer, Eva LU (2012) STV003 20112
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The object of this thesis is the Öresund region and the Committee of the Regions (CoR). It may be the first survey to examine a cross-border region such as the Öresund region within the Committee of the Regions and describes how Swedish and Danish CoR-members from this region co-operate within the CoR.
Semi-structured elite interviews have been conducted with CoR-members at the sub-national level in the Öresund region and theories of governance, including multi-level governance and accountability, have been applied to describe and discuss the political cooperation and its democratic aspects.
The findings are that the cross-border co-operation within the Öresund region has no real influence on the co-operation. The members tend to... (More)
The object of this thesis is the Öresund region and the Committee of the Regions (CoR). It may be the first survey to examine a cross-border region such as the Öresund region within the Committee of the Regions and describes how Swedish and Danish CoR-members from this region co-operate within the CoR.
Semi-structured elite interviews have been conducted with CoR-members at the sub-national level in the Öresund region and theories of governance, including multi-level governance and accountability, have been applied to describe and discuss the political cooperation and its democratic aspects.
The findings are that the cross-border co-operation within the Öresund region has no real influence on the co-operation. The members tend to cooperate informally both with each other and other members as the formal settings for cross-border cooperation are poor within the CoR. Some problems of accountability can occur as the members are representatives and not elected to this body and there is a strong search for consensus within the committee. The multi-level governance tends not to threaten democracy as the committee is an advising and not a decision-making European body, but the CoR-members as actors in different networks and problems of accountability may be a threat to democracy. (Less)
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author
Svarrer, Eva LU
supervisor
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course
STV003 20112
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Öresund region, Committee of the Regions, governance, multi-level governance, accountability
language
Swedish
id
2275581
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2012-02-14 21:02:49
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  abstract     = {The object of this thesis is the Öresund region and the Committee of the Regions (CoR). It may be the first survey to examine a cross-border region such as the Öresund region within the Committee of the Regions and describes how Swedish and Danish CoR-members from this region co-operate within the CoR.
Semi-structured elite interviews have been conducted with CoR-members at the sub-national level in the Öresund region and theories of governance, including multi-level governance and accountability, have been applied to describe and discuss the political cooperation and its democratic aspects.
The findings are that the cross-border co-operation within the Öresund region has no real influence on the co-operation. The members tend to cooperate informally both with each other and other members as the formal settings for cross-border cooperation are poor within the CoR. Some problems of accountability can occur as the members are representatives and not elected to this body and there is a strong search for consensus within the committee. The multi-level governance tends not to threaten democracy as the committee is an advising and not a decision-making European body, but the CoR-members as actors in different networks and problems of accountability may be a threat to democracy.},
  author       = {Svarrer, Eva},
  keyword      = {Öresund region,Committee of the Regions,governance,multi-level governance,accountability},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Öresundsregionen i regionernas Europa. En kvalitativ studie av gränsöverskridande politiskt samarbete och governance i Regionkommittén},
  year         = {2012},
}