EU–China and EU –Brazil policy transfer in regional policy

TitleEU–China and EU –Brazil policy transfer in regional policy
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMusiałkowska, Ida, Dabrowski Marcin, and Polverari Laura
JournalRegional Studies
Pagination1-13
Date Published03/2018
ISSN1360-0591
KeywordsBrazil, China, European Union Cohesion Policy, lesson-drawing, policy transfer, regional policy
Abstract

The paper investigates the European Union (EU)–Brazil and EU–China regional policy dialogues, viewed as vectors of cross-national policy transfer. Regional policy is considered as having limited transfer potential due to its inward orientation, context specificity and complexity. Yet, knowledge exchange and voluntary policy transfer have taken place between the EU and Brazil and between the EU and China since the mid-2000s. The study investigates and compares actors, motivations, mechanisms of transfer, conditioning factors and types of outcomes, shedding a light on the under-researched phenomenon of international policy transfer in regional policy.

URL https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2018.1431389
DOI10.1080/00343404.2018.1431389
Refereed DesignationRefereed