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The role of epistemic communities and expert knowledge in the European neighbourhood policy

journal contribution
posted on 25.02.2020 by Christos Kourtelis
This article fills a gap in the literature on the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) by examining the role that epistemic communities play in the policy. It follows an interdisciplinary approach for categorising their role in the ENP and the use of their knowledge by policymakers. Based on the examination of two key areas of the ENP, anti-corruption and rural development, the study challenges one-dimensional assumptions, which claim that expertise and knowledge improve the technicaleconomic efficiency of EU policies. The findings of this research suggest that the knowledge of epistemic communities takes three different forms for policymakers: political/symbolic, instrumental and conceptual.

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School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Politics and International Studies

Published in

Journal of European Integration

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Publisher statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of European Integration on 12 March 2020, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/07036337.2020.1739031.

Acceptance date

24/02/2020

Publication date

2020-03-12

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

0703-6337

eISSN

1477-2280

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Christos Kourtelis. Deposit date: 24 February 2020

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