Co-ordinating co-ordination: The European Commission and the culture Open Method of Co-ordination

Mattocks, Kate (2017) Co-ordinating co-ordination: The European Commission and the culture Open Method of Co-ordination. Journal of Common Market Studies. ISSN 0021-9886 (Accepted for Publication)

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Abstract

This article examines the role of the European Commission in non-legislative policy co-ordination in the European Union. Using the Open Method of Co-ordination in the oft-neglected sector of cultural policy as a case study, it argues that rather than a neutral facilitator as it appears on paper, the Commission occupies both a political and administrative leadership role in the operation of the culture OMC. Through analysis of policy documentation, interview, and participant observation material, the article demonstrates how the Commission has operated as a key driver and agenda-setter in the field, exposing the inter-institutional dynamics in a competence in which the EU has a supporting role. The findings thus have broader implications for the study of agenda-setting and European integration in policy sectors where the EU holds a supporting competence.

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Additional Information and Comments: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Co-ordinating co-ordination: The European Commission and the culture Open Method of Co-ordination rest of citation which has been published in final form at [Link to final article using the DOI when available]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving
Keywords: European Commission, policy co-ordination, Open Method of Co-ordination, cultural policy, informal institutions
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > History and Politics
Depositing User: Kate Mattocks
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2017 09:59
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 09:59
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/2006

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