|Author (Person)||Méndez, Carlos|
|Series Title||Journal of European Public Policy|
|Series Details||Vol.20, No.5, May 2013, p639-659|
|Publication Date||May 2013|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
This article examines the role and use of discourse as a means of affecting EU cohesion policy reform. A discursive shift is traced to a place-based narrative, which sought to re-legitimize and reconnect the policy with its foundational principles during the post-2013 policy review. It is argued that the impact of the narrative on the Commission's proposals has been only partially effective owing to deep-rooted ideational, interest-driven and organizational resistance and tensions relating to the policy's objectives, governance and relationship with Europe 2020. Implications are drawn for ideational analysis in the EU.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|