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Bernitz, U., Mårtensson, M., Oxelheim, L. & Persson, T. (2018). Analysing the Prosperity Gap: The Economic, Legal, and Political Challenges Facing the EU. In: Ulf Bernitz, Moa Mårtensson, Lars Oxelheim, Thomas Persson (Ed.), Bridging the Prosperity Gap in the EU: the Social Challenge Ahead. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysing the Prosperity Gap: The Economic, Legal, and Political Challenges Facing the EU
2018 (English)In: Bridging the Prosperity Gap in the EU: the Social Challenge Ahead / [ed] Ulf Bernitz, Moa Mårtensson, Lars Oxelheim, Thomas Persson, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339299 (URN)978 1 78643 666 5 (ISBN)978 1 78643 667 2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-17 Created: 2018-01-17 Last updated: 2018-01-18Bibliographically approved
Persson, T. & Edholm, K. (2018). Assessing the Effects of European Union Funding of Civil Society Organizations: Money for Nothing?. Journal of Common Market Studies, 56(3), 559-575
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Assessing the Effects of European Union Funding of Civil Society Organizations: Money for Nothing?
2018 (English)In: Journal of Common Market Studies, ISSN 0021-9886, E-ISSN 1468-5965, Vol. 56, no 3, p. 559-575Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigates whether the European Union's funding of civil society organizations (CSOs) can foster equal access to existing channels of participation. This is analyzed by using data from 7,889 CSOs that are registered in the EU Transparency Register. Two criteria should be met for funding to combat inequalities among CSOs: the funding must support underrepresented interests, and it must increase their participation in the policy process. The results of a logistic regression analysis show that the Commission's funding scheme does support underrepresented interests but makes participation more unequal by also supporting already overrepresented groups. Furthermore, the analysis shows that the probability of a CSO having access to formal channels of participation significantly increases if it has received funding. The conclusion is that funding could be used more efficiently if the Commission were to consistently support underrepresented interests.

Keywords
civil society organizations; EU funding; transparency register; equal access; participation; European Commission
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-331774 (URN)10.1111/jcms.12636 (DOI)000430667300005 ()
Note

Kajsa Edholm hittas inte i katalogen. 180629/kg

Available from: 2017-10-18 Created: 2017-10-18 Last updated: 2018-06-29Bibliographically approved
Bernitz, U., Mårtensson, M., Oxelheim, L. & Persson, T. (Eds.). (2018). Bridging the Prosperity Gap in the EU: The Social Challenge Ahead. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bridging the Prosperity Gap in the EU: The Social Challenge Ahead
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Bridging the Prosperity Gap in the EU addresses the great social challenge currently facing the European Union. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the authors invaluably pinpoint both overarching problems and possibilities associated with the social dimension of European integration. 

Prominent researchers of economics, law and political science tackle this complex issue, providing new solutions within their respective fields of expertise. The chapters cover crucial policy challenges and analyse fundamental mechanisms that limit, or otherwise affect, the evolution of a European social dimension. These insights clarify the far-reaching measures that will be needed to gradually restore the balance between market integration and social protection across the European Union. 

Illustrating the importance of cohesion, this book is vital for those interested in comparative European studies, from backgrounds in public and social policy, law and economics. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018. p. 288
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339296 (URN)978 1 78643 666 5 (ISBN)978 1 78643 667 2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-17 Created: 2018-01-17 Last updated: 2018-02-28Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, C., Mårtensson, M. & Persson, T. (2018). Hur mycket opposition finns det i svensk EU-politik?. Stockholm: Sieps
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hur mycket opposition finns det i svensk EU-politik?
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Sieps, 2018. p. 16
Series
Europapolitisk analys ; 2018:5
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339317 (URN)
Available from: 2018-01-17 Created: 2018-01-17 Last updated: 2018-05-18Bibliographically approved
Lindgren, K.-O. & Persson, T. (2018). Participatory governance in the European Union. In: Hubert Heinelt (Ed.), Handbook on Participatory Governance: . Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Participatory governance in the European Union
2018 (English)In: Handbook on Participatory Governance / [ed] Hubert Heinelt, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this chapter, we provide an assessment of civil society involvement in EU policy-making. The aim is to delineate the theoretical debate on the participatory governance approach in the EU and to describe the instruments developed to implement it. Furthermore, we consider how well these mechanisms have functioned so far and the extent to which they can alleviate the Union’s alleged democratic deficit.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339485 (URN)10.4337/9781785364358 (DOI)978 1 78536 434 1 (ISBN)978 1 78536 435 8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-19 Created: 2018-01-19 Last updated: 2018-01-24Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, C. & Persson, T. (2018). The Alleged Opposition Deficit in European Union Politics: Myth or Reality?. Journal of Common Market Studies, 56(4), 888-905
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Alleged Opposition Deficit in European Union Politics: Myth or Reality?
2018 (English)In: Journal of Common Market Studies, ISSN 0021-9886, E-ISSN 1468-5965, Vol. 56, no 4, p. 888-905Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

According to the opposition deficit thesis’ European Union politics is characterized by aconspicuous absence of opposition to the policies promoted by the EU. However, once we start looking for systematic evidence supporting the claim of an opposition deficit in EU politics, we come up surprisingly empty handed. This article seeks to rectify the lacuna in previous research by examining how much and what type of opposition actually exist in EU politics. The study formulates four hypotheses on the state of political opposition in EU politics, and breaks new ground by testing their validity by use of unique data collected from the Swedish EuropeanAffairs Committee for the period 1995–2016. The results show there is in fact considerably more opposition present in EU politics than has previously been assumed. The opposition deficit thesis thus seems to be more myth than reality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2018
Keywords
political opposition; European Union; national parliaments; European affairs committees; eurosceptic parties
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339820 (URN)10.1111/jcms.12688 (DOI)000432002400010 ()
Funder
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation
Available from: 2018-01-23 Created: 2018-01-23 Last updated: 2018-07-27Bibliographically approved
Parker, C. F., Persson, T. & Widmalm, S. (2018). The effectiveness of national and EU-level civil protection systems: evidence from 17 member states. Journal of European Public Policy
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The effectiveness of national and EU-level civil protection systems: evidence from 17 member states
2018 (English)In: Journal of European Public Policy, ISSN 1350-1763, E-ISSN 1466-4429Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

A number of high profile crises and disasters have driven the EU to increase cooperation among its member states in the area of civil protection and to enhance its capacity to conduct civil protection operations in Europe and around the world. However, in the light of recent transboundary crises in the EU, manifested by the refugee crisis, terrorist attacks, and natural disasters, it is far from clear how effective such cooperative EU arrangements can be due to differences in the way national civil protection has been organized and due to the question of whether sufficient trust exists within and between the involved organizations. In this article, drawing from a unique study of civil protection agencies in 17 EU member states, and utilizing theories on crisis management, public administration and trust, we shed light on the factors that promote national and EU-level effectiveness in civil protection and crisis management.

Keywords
Civil protection, crisis management, effectiveness, European Union, public administration structure, public administration culture
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-361781 (URN)10.1080/13501763.2018.1523219 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Available from: 2018-09-27 Created: 2018-09-27 Last updated: 2018-09-27
Widmalm, S., Persson, T. & Parker, C. F. (2018). The EU’s civilian crisis management capacity and the challenge of trust. In: Oxelheim, L., Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, A., Michalski, A., Nilsson, N. (Ed.), The European Union: Facing the Challenge of Multiple Security Threats. Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The EU’s civilian crisis management capacity and the challenge of trust
2018 (English)In: The European Union: Facing the Challenge of Multiple Security Threats / [ed] Oxelheim, L., Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, A., Michalski, A., Nilsson, N., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The chapter begins with an overview of some of the key security threats the EU is currently facing. Following this is a presentation of the EU’s crisis management capacities and the new institutional framework that has emerged for crisis management since the Treaty of Lisbon. The third section discusses the expectations of the citizens of EU Member States of the EU’s crisis management capacity based on data from the Eurobarometer. Next, utilizing our interview material, we outline the challenges facing Europe’s crisis management capacity stemming from differences in social capital and administrative cultures in the EU Member States. The chapter concludes with general observations and reflections on policy that should be taken into consideration in the development of Europe’s crisis management capacity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018
Series
European Security and Justice Critiques series
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339489 (URN)10.4337/9781788111058 (DOI)978 1 78811 104 1 (ISBN)978 1 78811 105 8 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Available from: 2018-01-19 Created: 2018-01-19 Last updated: 2018-02-28Bibliographically approved
Bernitz, U., Mårtensson, M., Oxelheim, L. & Persson, T. (2017). EU har inte råd att blunda för klyftorna. Svenska Dagbladet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>EU har inte råd att blunda för klyftorna
2017 (Swedish)In: Svenska DagbladetArticle in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339301 (URN)
Note

Debattartikel i Svenska Dagbladet, 20 november 2017.

Available from: 2018-01-17 Created: 2018-01-17 Last updated: 2018-02-02Bibliographically approved
Persson, T., Parker, C. F. & Widmalm, S. (2017). Social trust, impartial administration and public confidence in EU crisis management institutions. Public Administration, 95(1), 97-114
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social trust, impartial administration and public confidence in EU crisis management institutions
2017 (English)In: Public Administration, ISSN 0033-3298, E-ISSN 1467-9299, Vol. 95, no 1, p. 97-114Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article, we investigate whether differences in social trust and impartial public administration have an impact on public confidence in EU crisis management institutions. Our assessment is based on a cross-country comparison using aggregate country-level data of the member states in the European Union. Earlier studies on the EU as a crisis manager have not carefully studied to what extent differences in social trust and administrative culture may or may not matter. Our analysis shows that in countries where citizens are treated impartially by their own national public administration institutions, people are less likely to support EU-coordinated civil protection efforts. In contrast, in places where citizens perceive their government's treatment of them as partial and unfair, citizens will tend to support EU-coordinated civil protection.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2017
National Category
Public Administration Studies
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-311696 (URN)10.1111/padm.12295 (DOI)000397475600006 ()
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Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Available from: 2016-12-30 Created: 2016-12-30 Last updated: 2017-06-15Bibliographically approved
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