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Historical Explanations Behind Differences: The Parallel Development of the Committee of the Regions and Regional Offices

Hjelm Smith, Niklas LU (2016) STVM23 20161
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This is a comparative case study of the Committee of the Regions and regional offices. It explores using written records whether history can unveil contrasting features between these two systems using historical institutionalism as the guide. First, it examines the beginning of regional engagement in the European Union with the formation of European Regional Development Fund and the Single European Act. Second, it explores the historical development and implications for the Committee of the Regions and regional offices. It concludes by establishing considerable differences in institutional design and regional representation. The former took a sanctioned constitutional path with equality in regional representation, while the latter an... (More)
This is a comparative case study of the Committee of the Regions and regional offices. It explores using written records whether history can unveil contrasting features between these two systems using historical institutionalism as the guide. First, it examines the beginning of regional engagement in the European Union with the formation of European Regional Development Fund and the Single European Act. Second, it explores the historical development and implications for the Committee of the Regions and regional offices. It concludes by establishing considerable differences in institutional design and regional representation. The former took a sanctioned constitutional path with equality in regional representation, while the latter an external path with diverse regional representation. (Less)
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author
Hjelm Smith, Niklas LU
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STVM23 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
European Union, regions, Committee of the Regions, regional offices, historical institutionalism
language
English
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8873313
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2016-06-17 12:44:50
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  abstract     = {This is a comparative case study of the Committee of the Regions and regional offices. It explores using written records whether history can unveil contrasting features between these two systems using historical institutionalism as the guide. First, it examines the beginning of regional engagement in the European Union with the formation of European Regional Development Fund and the Single European Act. Second, it explores the historical development and implications for the Committee of the Regions and regional offices. It concludes by establishing considerable differences in institutional design and regional representation. The former took a sanctioned constitutional path with equality in regional representation, while the latter an external path with diverse regional representation.},
  author       = {Hjelm Smith, Niklas},
  keyword      = {European Union,regions,Committee of the Regions,regional offices,historical institutionalism},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Historical Explanations Behind Differences: The Parallel Development of the Committee of the Regions and Regional Offices},
  year         = {2016},
}