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Title: Unintended consequences of the EU's rural development programme in the Arab countryside
Authors: Kourtelis, Christos
Keywords: ENP
ENPARD
Rural development
North Africa
Unintended consequences
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: KOURTELIS, C., 2019. Unintended consequences of the EU's rural development programme in the Arab countryside. The International Spectator, [in press].
Abstract: After the Arab revolts, the EU designed a new regional rural development programme to address the various political and economic threats in the Arab Mediterranean countryside. Although the programme is based on a new cognitive framework, it has generated unintended consequences that undermine its effectiveness. These consequences were predictable. They are a product of path dependency and the inability of policymakers to draw lessons from previous EU initiatives with similar aims and to contextualise the relationship between small farmers and political elites in the Arab countryside.
Description: This paper is closed access until 18 months after the date of publication.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/36880
Publisher Link: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rspe20/current
ISSN: 0393-2729
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Politics and International Studies)

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