This book examines selected pertinent topics on issues relating to current and future EU developments. In its initial sections, the book focuses on an array of wide ranging micro (agriculture, industry and competition) and macro (EMU, regional convergence and enlargement) issues. A final section is reserved for discussion on Britain's future relationship with the EU. In particular, the book posits possible alternative strategies (e.g. NAFTA membership and policy frameworks) and examines these from both a theoretical and empirical perspective.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
JEFFREY HARROP is at the Bradford Centre for International Development at the University of Bradford, UK. His research interests include European integration and macroeconomic policy.
GEORGE PHILIPPIDIS is at the Bradford Centre for International Development at the University of Bradford, UK. His research interests include the implications of NAFTA membership for the UK and European enlargement and the costs of accession to the Single Market.
Table of ContentsCurrent Issues in EU Integration PART I: AGRICULTURE, COMPETITION AND INDUSTRY Common Agricultural Policy: Evolution and Economic Costs Competition Policy in the Single European Market Industrial Policy: The Changing Agenda PART II: ECONOMIC AND MONETARY UNION The ECB: Central Bank Independence and Monetary Policy EMU Convergence and Fiscal Policy PART III: REGIONAL CONVERGENCE AND ENLARGEMENT The New Role and Resurgence of Regions in the EU EU Enlargement: EMU and Agriculture PART IV: ALTERNATIVE FUTURES FOR THE UK Alternatives to Further Integration Is NAFTA Membership Really a 'Barmy' Idea?