Policy coherence for development in the European Union : do new procedures unblock or simply reproduce old disagreements?

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dc.contributor.author Adelle, Camilla
dc.contributor.author Jordan, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-08T08:05:27Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-08T08:05:27Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01
dc.description.abstract Policy coherence for development (PCD) — the integration of the needs of developing countries into all policy areas — is now an EU policy goal. This article focuses on how far this ambitious goal has been addressed in a policy procedure — impact assessment (IA) — established to support such cross-cutting goals. Drawing on an analysis of the 2006 and 2013 reforms of the EU’s sugar policy, it finds that while IA offered a new venue in which to debate PCD, in practice it reproduced the same disagreements that previously frustrated agricultural reform. The article shows how IA was shaped during its implementation, so instead of functioning as a bureaucratic procedure to pursue policy coherence, it simply buttressed the power of dominant groups. Advocates of policy coherence in general and PCD in particular should therefore be mindful that the toolbox of implementing instruments in the EU may be more limited than sometimes assumed. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Linking Impact Assessment Instruments with Sustainability Expertise (LIAISE) Network of Excellence financed under the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (Project Number 243826). Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (F00204AR). en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/geui20 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Camilla Adelle & Andrew Jordan (2014) Policy Coherence for Development in the European Union: Do New Procedures Unblock or Simply Reproduce Old Disagreements?, Journal of European Integration, 36:4, 375-391, DOI: 10.1080/07036337.2013.845180. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0703-6337 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1477-2280 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/07036337.2013.845180
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/49729
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © 2014 Taylor & Francis.This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of European Integration, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 375-391, 2014. doi : 10.1080/07036337.2013.845180. Journal of European Integration is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/geui20. en_ZA
dc.subject Policy coordination en_ZA
dc.subject Bureaucratic procedures en_ZA
dc.subject Policy coherence for development (PCD) en_ZA
dc.subject Impact assessment (IA) en_ZA
dc.title Policy coherence for development in the European Union : do new procedures unblock or simply reproduce old disagreements? en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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