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Economic governance in the Basque country: balancing continuity and novelty

Morgan, Kevin, Navarro, Mikel and Valdaliso, Jesús M. 2020. Economic governance in the Basque country: balancing continuity and novelty. Ekonomiaz 35 , pp. 170-201.

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Abstract

From the theoretical perspective of experimental governance and in the context of increasing asymmetric decentralization experienced worldwide, this article analyses the current system of economic governance of the Basque Autonomous Community (BAC) and the challenges for the near future. The article first deals with the distribution of powers and coordination mechanisms between the BAC, the Spanish State and the European Union, on the one hand, and within the BAC, between the Basque government, the three provincial councils and the municipalities; and then, examines the governance of RIS3 transformative strategies from 2013 onwards. The Basque case shows an adequate balance between continuity and novelty, both in the public policies and in the system and mechanisms of governance and coordination. However, the BAC should urgently address two big challenges: the weakness of non-technological innovation and the full incorporation of key agents, particularly universities and cities, to the governance house.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Publisher: Ekonomiaz / Servicio Central de Publicacion del Gobierno Vasco
ISSN: 0213-3865
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 17 April 2020
Date of Acceptance: 9 April 2020
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2021 01:29
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/131087

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