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dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorKowalski, Robert
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-27T11:03:22Z
dc.date.available2008-03-27T11:03:22Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationPublic Administration and Development, 25(5): 437-443
dc.identifier.issn02712075
dc.identifier.issn1099162X
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/pad.391
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/21652
dc.description.abstractThe introduction of the Twinning instrument as its principal institution-building mechanism in countries applying to join the European Union saw the appearance of a vocabulary very much at divergence with the language associated with other Technical Assistance programmes. The arbitrary and connotational character of this heavily metaphorical terminology has differentiated Twinning from other programmes in the minds of those involved in the programme. At the same time, however, it has also resulted in a measure of ambiguity and confusion among project partners - principally over their roles and responsibilities. This problem could be overcome by targeting any one of the three points in Peirce's semiotic model: by changing the signs of twinning; by re-attuning the users' interpretants; or by bringing the object, the Twinning programme itself, closer to how the signs of twinning are actually perceived and understood.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWiley Interscience
dc.relation.urlhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/pad.391
dc.subjectEuropean Union
dc.subjectEU Programmes
dc.subjectMetaphors
dc.subjectTechnical assistance
dc.subjectTerminology
dc.subjectTwinning projects
dc.titleOn twinning: the impact of naming an EU accession programme on the effective implementation of its projects
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalPublic Administration and Development
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-20T13:26:11Z
html.description.abstractThe introduction of the Twinning instrument as its principal institution-building mechanism in countries applying to join the European Union saw the appearance of a vocabulary very much at divergence with the language associated with other Technical Assistance programmes. The arbitrary and connotational character of this heavily metaphorical terminology has differentiated Twinning from other programmes in the minds of those involved in the programme. At the same time, however, it has also resulted in a measure of ambiguity and confusion among project partners - principally over their roles and responsibilities. This problem could be overcome by targeting any one of the three points in Peirce's semiotic model: by changing the signs of twinning; by re-attuning the users' interpretants; or by bringing the object, the Twinning programme itself, closer to how the signs of twinning are actually perceived and understood.


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