ISBN-10:
019874286X
ISBN-13:
2900198742868
Pub. Date:
01/28/2002
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
European Union: Economy, Society, and Polity / Edition 1

European Union: Economy, Society, and Polity / Edition 1

by Andri'As Rodri'Aguez-Pose

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ISBN-13: 2900198742868
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/28/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose is Senior Lecturer in Economic Geography, and Director of the MSc in Local Economic Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science

Table of Contents

Part I: ECONOMY
1. Competitiveness
Introduction
The stages of economic integration
Economic integration as a means to achieve competitiveness
The impact of economic integration
Conclusion
2. Cohesion
Introduction
National and regional disparitites in the EU
European development policies
The efficiency of European development policies after the reform of the Structural Funds
Conclusion
Part II: SOCIETY
3. Ageing
Introduction
Demographic change in the EU
The factors behind ageing
Policies aimed at tackling demographic change
Conclusion
4. Migration and xenophobia
Introduction
Migration and its forms
Mass migration in post-war Europe
The renewal of migration in the 1990s
The European response to migration
Conclusion
5. Unemployment and social polarization
Introduction
Employment change in the post-industrial age
The roots of persistently high unemployment
The impact of labour market flexibility on unemployment
Conclusion
Part III: POLITY
6. Enlargement
Introduction
Change in central and eastern Europe
The different transitions in central and eastern Europe
Enlargement and European integration
Conclusion
7. Regionalism and regionalization
Introduction
Regional devolution in Europe
The transfer of power from the nation state to the regions
The roots of the regionalization process
Towards a 'Europe of the Regions'?
Conclusion

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