An Enlarged Europe: Regions in Competition?

An Enlarged Europe: Regions in Competition?

by Louis Albrechts
     
 

ISBN-10: 1853021881

ISBN-13: 9781853021886

Pub. Date: 09/01/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.

The political and economic geography of Europe is changing; the European Community is expanding its boundaries towards EFTA and is resuming a closer association with Central and Eastern European regions engaged in radical restructuring. As EC integration accelerates there is the prospect of intensified inter-regional competition. This book, divided into five parts,…  See more details below

Overview

The political and economic geography of Europe is changing; the European Community is expanding its boundaries towards EFTA and is resuming a closer association with Central and Eastern European regions engaged in radical restructuring. As EC integration accelerates there is the prospect of intensified inter-regional competition. This book, divided into five parts, examines in detail the changes and the challenge for policy makers. The introduction draws out the central themes of the book, addressing EC regional performance and future indicators, the enlargement and changing map of Europe and the implications for the EC of Eastern European changes. Part II deals with EC issues, particularly focusing on the economic and spatial impact of European integration. Part III addresses Eastern European issues, and Part IV covers the Peripheral Regions. The final part is devoted to a policy debate, concluding with a policy agenda for the forthcoming decade.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853021886
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1995
Series:
Regional Policy and Development Series
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Ch. 1Economic Change in the Regions of Europe3
Ch. 2The Regions in an Enlarged Europe8
Ch. 3Shifts in Europe and their Impact on the European Spatial Structure22
Ch. 4Economic Reforms in East-Central Europe35
Ch. 5The Regional Impact of the Internal Market: A Comparative Analysis of Traditional Industrial Regions and Lagging Regions55
Ch. 6The Economic Role of Regional Governments in the European Community70
Ch. 7The Spatial Impact of the Social Chapter81
Ch. 8The Single European Market: Implications for Local and Regional Authorities96
Ch. 9European Financial Integration: The Search for an 'Island of Monetary Stability' in the Seas of Global Financial Turbulence109
Ch. 10The Impact on Regions of Completion of the European Community Internal Market for Financial Services145
Ch. 11European Integration and Public Finance: The Political Economy of Regional Support159
Ch. 12The Additionality (or otherwise) of European Community Structural Funds180
Ch. 13The European Community's RECHAR Programme: An Adequate Response to the Problems of Coal Areas?192
Ch. 14Spatial Inequality in Gorbachev's Era207
Ch. 15Regional Policy and Regional Structure in the former Soviet Union: From Unity to Disintegration229
Ch. 16The Regional Dimension in Hungary: Aspects of Transformation in 1991-92242
Ch. 17Labour Mobility between Western and Eastern European Countries256
Ch. 18Urban and Regional Restructuring in Northern Greece and the Single European Market267
Ch. 19Local Economic Development in Peripheral Rural Areas: The Case of Portugal281
Ch. 20Economic Restructuring within the European Periphery: The Experience of Ireland295
Ch. 21Policy Agenda for the Decade313
List of Contributors325
Subject Index327
Author Index341

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