Developing methods to empirically study ‘Institutional thickness’ framework in cross-border regions

Nino Javakhishvili-Larsen

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Institutional cross-border interactions support the EU goals for regional development by creating joint local initiatives and cross-border institutional cooperation networks. This paper aims to develop a new methodological strategy for studying the processes of cross-border territorial integration within the EU. By building on the Cross-Border Institutional Thickness (CBIT) conceptual framework, the paper analyses the policy targets in the cross-border regional context. The CBIT measures how its components support the required development or policy goals in different regions. Therefore, this paper provides a theoretical and methodological approaches to the CBIT model and contributes to future studies in this field.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2021


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