In pursuit of common good?
Understanding contestation over the partnership principle for structural funds in the new member states

Theme:
  • ELG
Category: article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Year: 2016
In journal: Journal of European Integration

How do actors contest the EU requirements and norms in the process of implementation and can any logic of this process be detected? Looking at contestation as a process when actors advance their particular understandings of the EU norms, the article investigates what shapes those understandings. Applying the framework built on critical constructivism and interpretivist methodology to the case of the partnership principle for the Structural Funds in four CEE member states, the article finds that actors' understandings of partnership are shaped by their institutional identities and self-perceptions rather than national belonging or micro contexts of concrete interactions.

About the author

Andrey Demidov is ACCESS EUROPE postdoc and contributes to the European Law and Governance research theme.

Article

Demidov, A. (2016) In pursuit of common good? Understanding contestation over the partnership principle for structural funds. Journal of European Integration Vol.38 Iss.2 pp.117-138.

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