Integration and Transition in Europe: The Economic Geography of Interaction

Integration and Transition in Europe: The Economic Geography of Interaction

by Grzegorz Gorzelak
     
 

With the harmonization of the EU economies, and issues of EU enlargement and integration with Europe's transition economies topping the political agenda, the economic geography of Europe is being recast. This important volume analyses the spatial implications of the integration-transition process, and examines key issues such as north-south and east-west divides,

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With the harmonization of the EU economies, and issues of EU enlargement and integration with Europe's transition economies topping the political agenda, the economic geography of Europe is being recast. This important volume analyses the spatial implications of the integration-transition process, and examines key issues such as north-south and east-west divides, regional cooperation and cross-border dynamics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415218085
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
Routledge Studies in the European Economy Series, #11
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of maps
List of tables
List of contributors
Preface
List of abbreviations
1The new economic geography of Europe: an introduction1
2The spatial impact of East-West integration in Europe38
3Regional disparities in the EU through the lens of official statistics69
4Urban change in an integrating Europe100
5The dilemmas of regional policy in the transition countries and the territorial organisation of the state131
6Regional labour market differentials during transition in Hungary150
7The new regional structure in Hungary170
8Employment problems and regional differences in Central and Eastern Europe: the need for local development initiatives187
9The significance of EU integration for transition countries200
10The Iron Curtain in the mind: a comparison of mental maps of business students in Vienna and Bratislava217
11Scope and structure of Austria's foreign direct investment in Eastern Europe234
12Export competition between Central and Eastern European countries in the EU market257
13Greece and the Balkans: the challenge of integration269
Index295

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