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Beatriz López-Bermúdez
Universidade da Coruña – Facultade de Economía e Empresa
Spain
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6060-7021
Maria Jesús Freire-Seoane
Universidade da Coruña – Facultade de Economía e Empresa
Spain
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8006-2698
Carlos Pateiro-Rodríguez
Universidade da Coruña
Spain
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6530-9605
Vol 29 No 3 (2020), Articles, pages 1-17
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15304/rge.29.3.6956
Submitted: 23-06-2020 Accepted: 02-09-2020 Published: 03-11-2020
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This research presents a proposal for a study of governance from the perspective presented in the Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) of the European Union, which seeks to provide coherence to the problems in the maritime sector through the coordination of all stakeholders in the maritime sector. The objective of this research is to identify the barriers and the problems that occur when a Member State tries to implement the Integrated Maritime Policy in the governmental organization of marine spaces. The challenge is to achieve ‘blue governance’ i.e.the activation of a network of cooperation between the different stakeholders of the port sectors so as to be able to integrate the different regional, national, European and international levels with the purpose of establishing a structured, systematic collaboration framework

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