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The European Union : Economy, Society, and Polity - Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

The European Union

Economy, Society, and Polity

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Published: 1st February 2002
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At the beginning of the 21st century the European Union faces twin challenges: the institutional challenge, linked to the processes of greater integration and expansion, and the structural challenge, which will in the medium-run determine the place of the EU in the world. This textbook deals with this latter set of challenges, focusing on economic aspects, such as competitiveness and cohesion, as well as on other important issues such as ageing, migration, social polarization, and the emergence of regionalism and nationalism.

'The crisp writing is rich in data, and both novices and experts on the EU are likely to find great benefit in having this systematic material so easily to hand'. Environment and Planning 2003

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

ISBN: 9780198742869
ISBN-10: 019874286X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 1st February 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.33