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Europeanisation of aid budgets: nothing is as it seems

Sarah Delputte UGent, Jan Orbie UGent, Steven Lannoo and Joren Verschaeve UGent (2016) EUROPEAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY. 17(1). p.74-89
abstract
In 2002 the European Union (EU) decided to gradually increase its official development assistance (ODA) towards the ‘0.7% norm’ by 2015. Both in terms of policy and in terms of procedures, this constituted a remarkable integrationist shift in EU development policy. However, it is unclear to what extent this integrationist shift (bottom-up) has effectively enhanced the EU's influence over its member states (top-down). More than 13 years after the EU's explicit goal to Europeanise the ODA issue, this article aims to assess to what extent it has been successful. More specifically, it analyses the impact of the EU's ‘0.7% norm’ on the national aid budgets. Through an inductive analysis involving 15 member states over a large time span, a comprehensive assessment of Europeanisation is provided. The conclusion reads that nothing is like it seems: ostensible compliance with EU targets appears mostly unrelated to the EU, while the EU might have contributed to non-compliance.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
EU development policy, official development assistance (ODA), Europeanisation, compliance
journal title
EUROPEAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY
volume
17
issue
1
pages
74 - 89
ISSN
2374-5118
DOI
10.1080/23745118.2015.1075775
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A2
VABB id
c:vabb:418497
VABB type
VABB-1
id
6958730
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-6958730
date created
2015-10-13 08:54:37
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2017-03-02 14:22:55
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  abstract     = {In 2002 the European Union (EU) decided to gradually increase its official development assistance (ODA) towards the {\textquoteleft}0.7\% norm{\textquoteright} by 2015. Both in terms of policy and in terms of procedures, this constituted a remarkable integrationist shift in EU development policy. However, it is unclear to what extent this integrationist shift (bottom-up) has effectively enhanced the EU's influence over its member states (top-down). More than 13 years after the EU's explicit goal to Europeanise the ODA issue, this article aims to assess to what extent it has been successful. More specifically, it analyses the impact of the EU's {\textquoteleft}0.7\% norm{\textquoteright} on the national aid budgets. Through an inductive analysis involving 15 member states over a large time span, a comprehensive assessment of Europeanisation is provided. The conclusion reads that nothing is like it seems: ostensible compliance with EU targets appears mostly unrelated to the EU, while the EU might have contributed to non-compliance.},
  author       = {Delputte, Sarah and Orbie, Jan and Lannoo, Steven and Verschaeve, Joren},
  issn         = {2374-5118},
  journal      = {EUROPEAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY},
  keyword      = {EU development policy,official development assistance (ODA),Europeanisation,compliance},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {74--89},
  title        = {Europeanisation of aid budgets: nothing is as it seems},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23745118.2015.1075775},
  volume       = {17},
  year         = {2016},
}

Chicago
Delputte, Sarah, Jan Orbie, Steven Lannoo, and Joren Verschaeve. 2016. “Europeanisation of Aid Budgets: Nothing Is as It Seems.” European Politics and Society 17 (1): 74–89.
APA
Delputte, Sarah, Orbie, J., Lannoo, S., & Verschaeve, J. (2016). Europeanisation of aid budgets: nothing is as it seems. EUROPEAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY, 17(1), 74–89.
Vancouver
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Delputte S, Orbie J, Lannoo S, Verschaeve J. Europeanisation of aid budgets: nothing is as it seems. EUROPEAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY. 2016;17(1):74–89.
MLA
Delputte, Sarah, Jan Orbie, Steven Lannoo, et al. “Europeanisation of Aid Budgets: Nothing Is as It Seems.” EUROPEAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY 17.1 (2016): 74–89. Print.