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Policy design for territorial equity in multi-level and multi-sectoral political systems: Comparing health and education strategies

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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

Abstract
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.

Keywords
territorial inequalities; Health in All Policies; education equity; spatial justice

Notes
Output Status: Forthcoming/Available Online

Journal
Regional Science Policy and Practice

StatusIn Press
FundersEuropean Commission (Horizon 2020)
Publication date online31/08/2021
Date accepted by journal25/08/2021
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/33342
PublisherWiley
eISSN1757-7802

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People

Professor Paul Cairney

Professor Paul Cairney

Professor, Politics

Dr Sean Kippin

Dr Sean Kippin

Lecturer in Public Policy, Politics

Miss Heather Mitchell

Miss Heather Mitchell

PhD Researcher, Health Sciences Stirling