Μulti-level Governance in the European Union and in Greece
The study sheds light on the issue of the twofold influence of the European Union on the domestic subnational institutions: as a factor that not only poses pressures for adaptation but offers significant opportunities for subnational mobilisation as well. The primary focus is on the degree of direct and unmediated mobilisation of the domestic institutions in the EU arena, as a result of the successive waves of decentralization that began in the second half of the 1980s.
The direct presence of the Greek subnational authorities in the EU is examined through a threefold typology of mobilisation: a) financial, b) regulative, and c) co-operative. The analysis aims at exploring the extend Europeanization and modernization pressures favoured direct subnational mobilisation in the supranational (European) arena. Multi-level governance, Europeanization and historical new institutionalism constitute the analytical framework, while empirical data are drawn from distinctive case studies for each type of mobilisation with a view to provide general conclusions.
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