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The Macro-regional Concept as a New Model of Differentiated Integration

Matarrelli, Federico LU (2012) STVM23 20121
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The expanding membership of the European Union (EU), as well as the the expansion of the scope and the deepening of the level of integration, has contributed to increase diversity within the EU. In order to cope with this situation a system of differentiated integration developed. Differentiation is a way of integration which involves only a limited number of member states. The objective of this paper is to carry out a systematic analysis of one of the most recent
differentiated arrangements, the EU macro-regional strategies. The strategies will be analyzed along six dimensions, provided by one of the most recent typology of differentiated integration. The thesis is designed as a case study and the
documents framing the strategies will... (More)
The expanding membership of the European Union (EU), as well as the the expansion of the scope and the deepening of the level of integration, has contributed to increase diversity within the EU. In order to cope with this situation a system of differentiated integration developed. Differentiation is a way of integration which involves only a limited number of member states. The objective of this paper is to carry out a systematic analysis of one of the most recent
differentiated arrangements, the EU macro-regional strategies. The strategies will be analyzed along six dimensions, provided by one of the most recent typology of differentiated integration. The thesis is designed as a case study and the
documents framing the strategies will provide the empirical material. The analysis concludes that the macro-regional concept is a new model of differentiated integration with a distinct set of features: permanent, territorial, multi-level,
within the EU treaties, with the decision-making at the EU level and involving also non EU-member states. (Less)
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author
Matarrelli, Federico LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM23 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
European Union, differentiated integration, macro-regional strategies, Baltic Sea Region, Danube Region
language
English
id
2542949
date added to LUP
2012-06-27 10:54:50
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2012-06-27 10:54:50
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  abstract     = {The expanding membership of the European Union (EU), as well as the the expansion of the scope and the deepening of the level of integration, has contributed to increase diversity within the EU. In order to cope with this situation a system of differentiated integration developed. Differentiation is a way of integration which involves only a limited number of member states. The objective of this paper is to carry out a systematic analysis of one of the most recent
differentiated arrangements, the EU macro-regional strategies. The strategies will be analyzed along six dimensions, provided by one of the most recent typology of differentiated integration. The thesis is designed as a case study and the
documents framing the strategies will provide the empirical material. The analysis concludes that the macro-regional concept is a new model of differentiated integration with a distinct set of features: permanent, territorial, multi-level,
within the EU treaties, with the decision-making at the EU level and involving also non EU-member states.},
  author       = {Matarrelli, Federico},
  keyword      = {European Union,differentiated integration,macro-regional strategies,Baltic Sea Region,Danube Region},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Macro-regional Concept as a New Model of Differentiated Integration},
  year         = {2012},
}