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Title: Policy design for territorial equity in multi-level and multi-sectoral political systems: Comparing health and education strategies
Author(s): Cairney, Paul
Kippin, Sean
St Denny, Emily
Mitchell, Heather
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Keywords: territorial inequalities
Health in All Policies
education equity
spatial justice
Issue Date: 31-Aug-2021
Date Deposited: 21-Sep-2021
Citation: 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.
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.
DOI Link: 10.1111/rsp3.12466
Rights: © 2021 The Authors. Regional Science Policy & Practice published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Regional Science Association International. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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