Organized Interests and the European Communityby Justin Greenwood
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/b>… See more details below
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.
Table of Contents
|1||Introduction: Organized Interests and the Transnational Dimension||1|
|2||Organized Interests in the European Telecommunications Sector||42|
|3||Established and Emergent Sectors: Organized Interests at the European Level in the Pharmaceutical Industry and the New Biotechnologies||69|
|4||Interests, Groups and Public Policy-Making: the Case of the European Consumer Electronics Industry||99|
|5||Small Firms in the European Community: Modes of Production, Governance and Territorial Interest Representation in Italy and Germany||119|
|6||Coping with Heterogeneity: Peak Associations of Business within and across Western European Nations||173|
|7||Making the Most of Diversity? European Integration and Transnational Organization of Labour||206|
|8||Conclusions: Evolving Patterns of Organizing Interests in the European Community||238|
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