Cairney P, Kippin S, St Denny E & Mitchell H (2021) Policy design for territorial equity in multi-level and multi-sectoral political systems: Comparing health and education strategies. Regional Science Policy and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1111/rsp3.12466
The EU has many plans to foster equity and spatial justice. However, each has separate reference points and it is difficult to find an overall vision. To demonstrate, we analyse two sectoral strategies to identify their implications for spatial justice strategies. Education focuses on early investment and public service reform. Health prioritizes intersectoral action to address the ‘social determinants’ beyond the control of health services. Both warn against equating territorial cohesion or spatial justice with equal access to public services. These findings could inform European Commission strategy, but it tends to respond with renewed rhetoric rather than reconsidering its approach.
territorial inequalities; Health in All Policies; education equity; spatial justice
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Regional Science Policy and Practice