On track with thrace: exploring cross-border cooperation in the EU's south-eastern external borders

Godfried, Shira (2009) On track with thrace: exploring cross-border cooperation in the EU's south-eastern external borders.

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Abstract:This study has been written in the light of my Masters Degree European Studies at the University of Twente and the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, under the authority of the Association of European Border Regions. This thesis was aimed at finding the current missing links in cross-border cooperation in South-East Europe on the basis of theory and best-practices. These missing links were based on three models: the theory of Paasi regarding the institutionalization of a region; the theory of Perkmann in relation to determinants of successful cross-border cooperation within the scope of policy entrepreneurship; and best-practices with regards to elements of successful cross-border cooperation provided by the Association of European Border Regions. These three models are elaborately described in the theoretical framework in this thesis. The field research included looking at to what extent these models could be found in the practice of cross-border cooperation in South-East Europe, more specifically Thrace. Thrace served as a case study as the region is representative for the past and contemporary problems in the entire area. The results were obtained by means of conducting a series of in-depth interviews of a qualitative nature (N=10).
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:89 political science
Programme:European Studies MSc (69303)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/60330
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