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Regional capacity building in Europe

Alistair Cole

in Beyond Devolution and Decentralisation

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780719070921
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701362 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719070921.003.0001
Regional capacity building in Europe

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This chapter elucidates the general research question: that of regional capacity building, beginning with a brief overview of the literature on new regionalism, one of the most popular approaches over recent years. Next, it develops a framework for studying regional political capacity, followed by a brief presentation of regionalism elsewhere in Europe, focusing mainly on those countries which Breton and Welsh interlocutors declared to be their main comparators. Finally, it develops a definition of the main dimensions of the Wales-Brittany comparison.

Keywords: regional capacity building; regionalism; political capacity; Wales; Brittany

Chapter.  6990 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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