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International Series on Public Policy

Economic Growth and Cohesion Policy Implementation in Italy and Spain

Institutions, Strategic Choices, Administrative Change

Authors: Casula, Mattia

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  • Conceptualizes Cohesion Policy as a case of development policy, building an analytical and theoretical framework for comparing its implementation from the 1988 reform in different countries and understanding its results in terms of economic growth and cohesion
  • Provides an original framework for understanding how and why the implementation of European regional policy can differ on the basis of the established legacies of the past
  • Provides an original framework for understanding how multi-level governance affects on policy implementation
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This book concerns EU Cohesion Policy and the economic convergence of underdeveloped regions in Italy and Spain from the first programming period to the present: it investigates the political and institutional factors that determine the success or failure of implementing EU Cohesion Policy at national and sub-national level, as well as their impact on economic growth. On the wave of the American tradition of development studies, this book suggests that public policy analysis can be fruitful for understanding economic growth and cohesion, if it were to reconstruct domestic public interventions for development and the institutional characteristics of the subjects responsible for pursuing development goals. To do so, this book derives its theoretical foundations from the traditional debate on the role of state actors in promoting economic development and on the institutional characteristics that the public authorities involved in the process of economic development should display. More precisely, by adopting an Hirschmanian approach to development, it elaborates an original framework to compare different Cohesion Policy implementations and to understand its economic results in different countries, using Italy and Spain as pilot studies.

About the authors

Mattia Casula is a Research Fellow in Political Science at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy. He has held visiting positions at the European University Institute in Florence, at the University of Strathclyde and at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests and publications are in the field of public policy and administration, with a focus on subnational and local levels. A former member of the Board of the Regional Studies Association, he is currently cocoordinator of the Standing Group “Regional Studies and Local Policies” of the Italian Political Science Association.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Conceptualizing Cohesion Policy as a Case of Development Policy: A Framework for the Empirical Analysis

    Pages 1-47

    Casula, Mattia

  • Understanding the Rules of the Game: How Cohesion Policy Works

    Pages 49-110

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  • The Italian Case: Between Decentralization and the Legacies of the Past

    Pages 111-195

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  • The Spanish Case: The Benefits of a National Coordination

    Pages 197-244

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  • Conclusions: Two Cases in a Comparative Perspective

    Pages 245-253

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economic Growth and Cohesion Policy Implementation in Italy and Spain
Book Subtitle
Institutions, Strategic Choices, Administrative Change
Authors
Series Title
International Series on Public Policy
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-36998-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-36998-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-36997-2
Series ISSN
2524-7301
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 282
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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