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The Effects of Europeanization on the Integration Process in the Upper Adriatic Region


Part of the United Nations University Series on Regionalism book series (UNSR, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Elisabetta Nadalutti
    Pages 1-15
  3. The Theoretical Challenge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Elisabetta Nadalutti
      Pages 19-54
    3. Elisabetta Nadalutti
      Pages 55-79
  4. The Empirical Chapters

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 165-190

About this book


This book examines the effects of Europeanization on two cross-border states, Italy and Slovenia, in the period between 1990 and 2012. It does so by means of an analysis of specific funding programmes such as Interreg and Phare. The book explores whether Europeanization, through cross-border cooperation, has promoted a post-national mode of governance and new relations between the national, the supra-national and the local-regional level. It discusses whether a link can be established between the activities of sub-national actors (municipalities, regions) and the recent development of legal instruments designed to enhance cross-border cooperation. Taking the perspective of citizenship, and focusing on ethnic minority groups and cultural-social associations, the book addresses the question of whether a new notion of citizenship, multi-layered and multi-dimensional, has emerged in cross-border areas through cross-border cooperation. ​


Civil Society Mobilization Community Initiative Programmes Contemporary Citizenship Cultural Diversity EU Cohesion Policy Effects of Europeanization in Italy Effects of Europeanization in Slovenia Empirical Cross-Border Area Italy and Slovenia European Cross-Border Cooperation European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation Europeanization and Cross-Border Cooperation Europeanization and Governance Europeanization and Regional Mobilization Minorities in Civil Society Multi-level Governance Universal Human Rights

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire de Sciences PolitiquesUniversité du LuxembourgWalferdangeLuxembourg

About the authors

Dr Elisabetta Nadalutti is an Erasmus Mundus post-doctoral researcher in European and Asia-Pacific studies at ANU Centre for European Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra. She holds a PhD and a MA (Hons) degree from the University of Bath and BA (Hons) degree from the University of Udine (Italy). Her research interests are focused primarily on issues of governance, citizenship and identity in cross-border areas. She has conducted research on the impact of the European integration process in relation to civil-society mobilization and identity construction. She has presented at numerous international conferences and has published over 4 academic articles in a range of social and interdisciplinary journals.

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