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The European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region - The reluctant leadership of the European Commission

Asp, Hanna LU (2013) STVM23 20131
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region was launched in 2009 after an extensive and inclusive consultation process lead by the European Commission; however, during the implementation phase un-clarities in its leadership responsibilities have emerged.
The thesis adopts a case study design with the aim of examining the EUSBSR leadership structure, more precisely the European Commission’s leadership role and how they handle and consider this role. Theoretical conceptualization is achieved by linking theories of leadership with the ‘path dependency’ theory in a framework for identifying the complex structures and leadership “issues” within which the European Commission upholds its leadership role.
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The European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region was launched in 2009 after an extensive and inclusive consultation process lead by the European Commission; however, during the implementation phase un-clarities in its leadership responsibilities have emerged.
The thesis adopts a case study design with the aim of examining the EUSBSR leadership structure, more precisely the European Commission’s leadership role and how they handle and consider this role. Theoretical conceptualization is achieved by linking theories of leadership with the ‘path dependency’ theory in a framework for identifying the complex structures and leadership “issues” within which the European Commission upholds its leadership role.
The main findings include that the European Commission as an institutional entrepreneur in the development of the EUSBSR and that, in the implementation phase of the EUSBSR their leadership role has been developed path dependently. The thesis concludes that more research on leadership of macro-regional strategies is required and emphasizes the benefits of linking leadership and ‘path dependency’ concepts. (Less)
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author
Asp, Hanna LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM23 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
European Union, Baltic Sea Region, EUSBSR, European Commission, leadership, institutional entrepreneur, path dependency.
language
English
id
3798765
date added to LUP
2013-07-01 13:06:09
date last changed
2013-07-01 13:06:09
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  abstract     = {The European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region was launched in 2009 after an extensive and inclusive consultation process lead by the European Commission; however, during the implementation phase un-clarities in its leadership responsibilities have emerged. 
The thesis adopts a case study design with the aim of examining the EUSBSR leadership structure, more precisely the European Commission’s leadership role and how they handle and consider this role. Theoretical conceptualization is achieved by linking theories of leadership with the ‘path dependency’ theory in a framework for identifying the complex structures and leadership “issues” within which the European Commission upholds its leadership role. 
 The main findings include that the European Commission as an institutional entrepreneur in the development of the EUSBSR and that, in the implementation phase of the EUSBSR their leadership role has been developed path dependently. The thesis concludes that more research on leadership of macro-regional strategies is required and emphasizes the benefits of linking leadership and ‘path dependency’ concepts.},
  author       = {Asp, Hanna},
  keyword      = {European Union,Baltic Sea Region,EUSBSR,European Commission,leadership,institutional entrepreneur,path dependency.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region - The reluctant leadership of the European Commission},
  year         = {2013},
}