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Kate’s publication inspires

Well done Dr Kate Mattocks, who gained her PhD late last year, and is now Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Politics & International Relations, Department of History and Politics at Liverpool Hope University. Somehow she has managed to find time to write a paper – based on her thesis -which has just been published iEuropean Politics & Society.

The article is “‘A few sparks of inspiration’?: analysing the outcomes of European Union cultural policy coordination”

This article examines the outcomes of cultural policy coordination in the European Union using a case study of one policy priority in the 2011–2014 Work Plan for Culture. The Open Method of Coordination brings Member States together to exchange and cooperate on key policy priorities. Drawing on interviews with key actors as well as participant observation material, the article demonstrates the limited influence of the culture OMC on domestic policy, showing that domestic usage tends to be on the scale of individuals and organisations rather than Member State-wide. The article finishes by contextualising the outcomes, highlighting the constraints and challenges of intergovernmental coordination in fields where the EU holds a supporting competence.

Kate also has another article on the way. Well done Kate!

sbbk273 • April 10, 2017

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