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Regionala representationers verksamhet

Söndergaard, Frederik LU (2018) STVK02 20172
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to propose a theoretical framework, by which one could explain the varying nature of Europe’s Regional Representations. This framework is constructed through empirical and theoretical contributions from both the literature of ‘Multi-Level Governance’ and ‘New Institutionalism’. It is argued that institutional conditions at an EU-level creates an environment in which regional structures affects the way which representations work toward the region’s interests. Structures within the region, it is argued, determines the representation’s access to both information and contacts, which in the context of the EU, is important resources for anyone seeking to affect decision-making. Furthermore, the framework is tested... (More)
The purpose of this paper is to propose a theoretical framework, by which one could explain the varying nature of Europe’s Regional Representations. This framework is constructed through empirical and theoretical contributions from both the literature of ‘Multi-Level Governance’ and ‘New Institutionalism’. It is argued that institutional conditions at an EU-level creates an environment in which regional structures affects the way which representations work toward the region’s interests. Structures within the region, it is argued, determines the representation’s access to both information and contacts, which in the context of the EU, is important resources for anyone seeking to affect decision-making. Furthermore, the framework is tested empirically through data collected through interviews conducted with five Swedish representations and from the region’s websites.
The framework shows some promise in explaining the varying nature of the representations, though the framework needs to be expanded to capture the full variety. While the framework seems to be able to explain some variation amongst the representations, it seems that organisational structures affects the representations in additional ways than those proposed. Thus, some complementing explanations are proposed to create a more nuanced theoretical understanding. (Less)
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author
Söndergaard, Frederik LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Regionala strukturers inflytande på de regionala representationers verksamhet
course
STVK02 20172
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Regional representation, Multi-Level Governance, information, organisationer, policy närverk, Institutionalism, EU, beslutsfattande, Epistemic Community
language
Swedish
id
8930960
date added to LUP
2018-08-24 09:13:17
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2018-08-24 09:13:17
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this paper is to propose a theoretical framework, by which one could explain the varying nature of Europe’s Regional Representations. This framework is constructed through empirical and theoretical contributions from both the literature of ‘Multi-Level Governance’ and ‘New Institutionalism’. It is argued that institutional conditions at an EU-level creates an environment in which regional structures affects the way which representations work toward the region’s interests. Structures within the region, it is argued, determines the representation’s access to both information and contacts, which in the context of the EU, is important resources for anyone seeking to affect decision-making. Furthermore, the framework is tested empirically through data collected through interviews conducted with five Swedish representations and from the region’s websites.
The framework shows some promise in explaining the varying nature of the representations, though the framework needs to be expanded to capture the full variety. While the framework seems to be able to explain some variation amongst the representations, it seems that organisational structures affects the representations in additional ways than those proposed. Thus, some complementing explanations are proposed to create a more nuanced theoretical understanding.},
  author       = {Söndergaard, Frederik},
  keyword      = {Regional representation,Multi-Level Governance,information,organisationer,policy närverk,Institutionalism,EU,beslutsfattande,Epistemic Community},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Regionala representationers verksamhet},
  year         = {2018},
}