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Barrier to integration: Implementation deficit in the Oresund Region

Jinnestrand, Filip LU (2012) STVM23 20121
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Member States failure to comply with EU-legislation challenges both the realization of the common market as well as the legitimacy and effectiveness of the European integration process. Integration between Sweden and Denmark in the common Oresund Region has received both regional and national political support as engine to economical development, and as both states are generally known for their high level of compliance with EU-law, conditions for further integration are excellent. Several border barriers are however hindering this development and despite that EU-provisions offer solution to many of these issues, the rights do not reach the citizens of the Region. This paper investigates the underlying causal factors to this paradoxical... (More)
Member States failure to comply with EU-legislation challenges both the realization of the common market as well as the legitimacy and effectiveness of the European integration process. Integration between Sweden and Denmark in the common Oresund Region has received both regional and national political support as engine to economical development, and as both states are generally known for their high level of compliance with EU-law, conditions for further integration are excellent. Several border barriers are however hindering this development and despite that EU-provisions offer solution to many of these issues, the rights do not reach the citizens of the Region. This paper investigates the underlying causal factors to this paradoxical incompliance, and explains implementation deficit in the Oresund Region as a process involving multiple stages and actors. Failure to apply the studied EU-provisions can be explained by general lack harmonization, resources and knowledge. Furthermore, resistance towards implementation can be interpreted as resistance towards integration and indicates that despite political ambitions to unify the Region and create and open market, managing authorities seem to be influenced by competition rather than cooperation, which is causing standstill in the integration process. (Less)
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author
Jinnestrand, Filip LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM23 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Oresund Region, implementation deficit, regional integration
language
English
id
2543139
date added to LUP
2012-06-27 10:53:32
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2012-06-27 10:53:32
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  abstract     = {Member States failure to comply with EU-legislation challenges both the realization of the common market as well as the legitimacy and effectiveness of the European integration process. Integration between Sweden and Denmark in the common Oresund Region has received both regional and national political support as engine to economical development, and as both states are generally known for their high level of compliance with EU-law, conditions for further integration are excellent. Several border barriers are however hindering this development and despite that EU-provisions offer solution to many of these issues, the rights do not reach the citizens of the Region. This paper investigates the underlying causal factors to this paradoxical incompliance, and explains implementation deficit in the Oresund Region as a process involving multiple stages and actors. Failure to apply the studied EU-provisions can be explained by general lack harmonization, resources and knowledge. Furthermore, resistance towards implementation can be interpreted as resistance towards integration and indicates that despite political ambitions to unify the Region and create and open market, managing authorities seem to be influenced by competition rather than cooperation, which is causing standstill in the integration process.},
  author       = {Jinnestrand, Filip},
  keyword      = {Oresund Region,implementation deficit,regional integration},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Barrier to integration: Implementation deficit in the Oresund Region},
  year         = {2012},
}