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EU policy towards other regions: Policy learning in the external promotion of regional integration

EU policy towards other regions: Policy learning in the external promotion of regional integration

Farrell, Mary (2009) EU policy towards other regions: Policy learning in the external promotion of regional integration. Journal of European Public Policy, 16 (8). pp. 1165-1184. ISSN 1350-1763 (Print), 1466-4429 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/13501760903332688)

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Abstract

Since the 1990s, the European Union (EU) has renewed its support for regional integration in other parts of the world, and incorporated this objective as a part of European external policy. Compared to the embryonic common foreign and security policy (CFSP), the support for regional integration and co-operation has been much less controversial, having been publicly endorsed by European Commission officials, and identified in the policy publications emanating from the various Directorate Generals (DGs). This article adopts a policy learning perspective to investigate this departure in external policy by the EU, and to identify the explanatory capacity of collective learning for the core beliefs, preferences, and policy instruments eventually adopted by European policy-makers. The article identifies what types of learning have taken place, and assesses the impact of learning on the policy outputs and outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Published online: 17 Nov 2009. [2] Published in print: 2009. [3] Journal of European Public Policy, Volume 16, Issue 8, 2009 is a Special Issue: Learning and Governance in the EU Policy-making Process.
Uncontrolled Keywords: EU-Africa relations, European Union, international actor, policy learning, regional integration
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Politics & European Studies Research Group
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Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/4218

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