EU–China Regional Policy Dialogue: Unpacking the Mechanisms of an Unlikely Policy Transfer

Ida Musiałkowska, Marcin Dabrowski

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    Abstract

    This article investigates EU–China dialogue on regional policy, a puzzling exercise in policy transfer because such policy is by its nature inward-oriented and the intricacies of regional development imply uncertainty about its effects in different contexts. The article sheds light on the reasons of both sides for engaging in this unlikely policy learning effort and identifies its actors and mechanisms. It also critically assesses this process, stressing its one-way nature and the active role of the EU as a ‘policy-sender’, in contrast to most policy transfer literature citing demands by the policy-recipient as the predominant reason to engage in such cooperation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1689-1711
    Number of pages23
    JournalEurope-Asia Studies
    Volume70
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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