Regional policy and politics

Bríd Quinn

in Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780719076206
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702932 | DOI:
Regional policy and politics

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This chapter examines the impact of Europeanisation on regionalism and territorial politics and the pragmatic manner in which Ireland has adapted to European opportunities and requirements. It analyses the impact of Europe on sub-national government and the changes that followed Ireland's membership to the European Union. This chapter also explores how regional policy in Northern Ireland has been influenced by Europeanisation and how North-South cooperation has been fostered in this policy area.

Keywords: Europeanisation; regionalism; territorial politics; sub-national government; European Union; regional policy; North-South cooperation

Chapter.  7875 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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