Organized Interests and the European Community

Organized Interests and the European Community

by Justin Greenwood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803987013

ISBN-13: 9780803987012

Pub. Date: 02/05/1993

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Organized Interests and the European Community studies the relationship between organized business and industrial interests and the internationalization of markets. A very topical expression of the internationalization of markets is the drive to create a single European market in the 1990s. As this study demonstrates, organized interests are playing a vital

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Organized Interests and the European Community studies the relationship between organized business and industrial interests and the internationalization of markets. A very topical expression of the internationalization of markets is the drive to create a single European market in the 1990s. As this study demonstrates, organized interests are playing a vital role in the process.

At the heart of understanding this process lies a recognition of two factors. Firstly, that interest associations are but one amongst a vast set of mechanisms of governance. Secondly, that interest associatons are themselves diverse in levels, domains, territories and the size of their opertions.

The aim of this study is not to propose the existence of a kind of 'Euro-corporatism' but to explain the conditions under which certain forms of associability and interest intermediation will emerge, and to examine the impact of such forms upon transnational integration of markets in Europe.

The book contains studies of key sectors, particularly in high technology, of business and labour organizatons, and also reviews the importance of size and territoriality.

Anyone with an interest in the development of the European market, government//industry relations, the politics of interest groups and organizations, and neo-corporatism will find this valuable.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803987012
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/05/1993
Series:
SAGE Studies in Neo-Corporatism Series, #2
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
1Introduction: Organized Interests and the Transnational Dimension1
2Organized Interests in the European Telecommunications Sector42
3Established and Emergent Sectors: Organized Interests at the European Level in the Pharmaceutical Industry and the New Biotechnologies69
4Interests, Groups and Public Policy-Making: the Case of the European Consumer Electronics Industry99
5Small Firms in the European Community: Modes of Production, Governance and Territorial Interest Representation in Italy and Germany119
6Coping with Heterogeneity: Peak Associations of Business within and across Western European Nations173
7Making the Most of Diversity? European Integration and Transnational Organization of Labour206
8Conclusions: Evolving Patterns of Organizing Interests in the European Community238
Bibliography253
Index277

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