The Open Method of Co-ordination and the Analysis of Mutual Learning Processes of the European Employment Strategy: Methodological and Theoretical Considerations

Peter Nedergaard

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this paper is solely to address two interlinked methodological and theoretical questions concerning the Open Method of Coordination (OMC), using the European Employment Strategy as a case: First, what is the most appropriate approach to learning in the analyses of the processes of the European Employment Strategy (EES)? Second, how is mutual learning processes diffused among the Member States? In answering these two questions the paper draws on a social constructivist approach to learning thereby contributing to the debate about learning in the political science literature. At the same time, based on this concept of learning, it is concluded that the learning effects of the EES are probably somewhat larger than what is normally suggested, but that successful diffusion still depends on a variety of contextual factors.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
    PublisherDepartment of Business and Politics. Copenhagen Business School
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Print)8791690439
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    SeriesWorking Paper / Department of Business and Politics
    Number42

    Keywords

    • OMC
    • Social constructivism
    • Learning
    • Discourse analysis
    • Policy diffusion
    • European Employment Strategy

    Cite this

    Nedergaard, P. (2007). The Open Method of Co-ordination and the Analysis of Mutual Learning Processes of the European Employment Strategy: Methodological and Theoretical Considerations. Frederiksberg: Department of Business and Politics. Copenhagen Business School. Working Paper / Department of Business and Politics, No. 42
    Nedergaard, Peter. / The Open Method of Co-ordination and the Analysis of Mutual Learning Processes of the European Employment Strategy : Methodological and Theoretical Considerations. Frederiksberg : Department of Business and Politics. Copenhagen Business School, 2007. (Working Paper / Department of Business and Politics; No. 42).
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