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    Regional governance and bottom-up regional development in the Border Region and County Cavan


    Shannon, Laura and Van Egeraat, Chris (2013) Regional governance and bottom-up regional development in the Border Region and County Cavan. Administration, 61 (3). pp. 75-99. ISSN 0001-8325

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    Abstract

    This paper investigates the link between regional governance and bottom-up regional development in Ireland. Ireland's approach to regional development has attempted to mirror international best practice, but with little success. Extant literature suggests that the inadequate statutory regional governance provisions and the fragmentation of regional structures of government, semistate agencies and other institutions will frustrate horizontal, vertical and diagonal coordination between actors and, as a result, impede effective bottom-up regional development. The case study of the Border Region and County Cavan provides an in-depth analysis of the levels of horizontal, vertical and diagonal coordination between local, regional and national stakeholders in the preparation and implementation of specific development plans and strategies. The analysis shows that the statutory provisions have strengthened considerably over the years, having a general positive effect on coordination. However, horizontal and diagonal coordination remain weak, impeding the prospects of bottom-up regional development.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Regional development; governance; coordination; Border Region;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
    Item ID: 6163
    Depositing User: Dr. Chris Van Egeraat
    Date Deposited: 29 May 2015 15:17
    Journal or Publication Title: Administration
    Publisher: Institute of Public Administration
    Refereed: Yes
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