Integration Processes and Policies in Europe

Contexts, Levels and Actors

Author: Blanca Garcés-Mascareñas,Rinus Penninx

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319216740

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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In this open access book, experts on integration processes, integration policies, transnationalism, and the migration and development framework provide an academic assessment of the 2011 European Agenda for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals, which calls for integration policies in the EU to involve not only immigrants and their society of settlement, but also actors in their country of origin. Moreover, a heuristic model is developed for the non-normative, analytical study of integration processes and policies based on conceptual, demographic, and historical accounts. The volume addresses three interconnected issues: What does research have to say on (the study of) integration processes in general and on the relevance of actors in origin countries in particular? What is the state of the art of the study of integration policies in Europe and the use of the concept of integration in policy formulation and practice? Does the proposal to include actors in origin countries as important players in integration policies find legitimation in empirical research? A few general conclusions are drawn. First, integration policies have developed at many levels of government: nationally, locally, regionally, and at the supra-national level of the EU. Second, a multitude of stakeholders has become involved in integration as policy designers and implementers. Finally, a logic of policymaking—and not an evidence-based scientific argument—can be said to underlie the European Commission’s redefinition of integration as a three-way process. This book will appeal to academics and policymakers at international, European, national, regional, and local levels. It will also be of interest to graduate and master-level students of political science, sociology, social anthropology, international relations, criminology, geography, and history.

Doing Business in Europe

Economic Integration Processes, Policies, and the Business Environment

Author: Alina Mihaela Dima

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319722395

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 449

View: 5880

The book brings together an international panel of experts on economic integration and international business to address the essential link between the two fields, namely the impact of integration processes on the business environment. Focusing on the European Union, it presents numerous examples and case studies to demonstrate how local business is becoming international business, and addresses the opportunities, constraints and overall historical changes. Starting with the regional and global economic integration framework, and subsequently exploring the institutional structure that makes everything possible and how the union came to be, the book reveals how the common policies of the EU impact businesses and entrepreneurship within both the common market and the member states. Readers will learn about the economic and political context that affect businesses in Europe; understand the basic concepts of integration, accompanied by cases and examples; gain a new perspective on important EU sectoral policies and challenges for individuals and businesses; become aware of the main challenges to EU enlargement; and better grasp the advantages and disadvantages of doing business in Europe in the present context.

European Populations

Unity in Diversity

Author: Van der Kaa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940109022X

Category: Political Science

Page: 197

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The changing demographic landscape which Europe is facing today and in the next decades reflects the past. These changes constitute important challenges to European populations and societies. Shifts in fertility and family formation, in health, morbidity and mortality, in internal and international migration as well as changes in age structures, in households, in labour forces, and in population growth and decline, will influence the living conditions and well-being of Europe's population directly or indirectly. The demographic challenge also concerns the environment, local, regional and national developments, education, production and consumption patterns, economic competitiveness, social security, housing, employment and transport, and health and social care provisions. These issues, their mechanisms, determinants and consequences also challenge the scientific study of population. As a major forum and 'market place' for scientific demographic debate, the 1999 European Population Conference (EPC99) was organized to take up this challenge. On the threshold of the third millennium, European populations are united in diversity and face major demographic issues.

Migration und Integration

Author: Gudrun Biffl

Publisher: omninum KG

ISBN: 9783950288810

Category: Asylum, Right of

Page: 215

View: 8784


Regional Integration Process in South America: Analysis of Institutions and Policies of Regional Integration Under the EU Framework

Author: Jaime Mart¡n Le¢n Li

Publisher: Diplomica Verlag

ISBN: 3842869088

Category: Political Science

Page: 104

View: 5112

This book presents a review of the South American integration process in a global context, with the main factors of success and failure, by comparing it with the European Union development. It also presents South American integration in a regional context; with its subregional pacts and the development of the South American Union of Nations (UNASUR) and how the regionalization faced its stagnation and changed its objectives, replicating and amplifying successful experiences in the integration process. The book presents comparisons between South American and EU integration structures and policies featuring the supranational executive bodies concerned, the judicial structures, the legislative functions and the monetary systems plus common foreign and security policy and common social and development policy of both entities: three supranational institutions and three common policies that define a regional bloc. To avoid diffusing the research, only one of those dimensions receives a deeper analysis: the supranational executive bodies comparison. The second part of this book introduces the Game Theory, a shared-decision model with two or more players that have different priorities for the same decision. The Game Theory analysis is used here to evaluate two typical scenarios of South American regional policy conflicts, pointing out the important role of the exertion of supranational executive power to foster the integration process. The conclusions focus on the main challenges: the existing asymmetries between South American states and the lack of a clear leadership in the region; giving a positive assessment to the new functional approach taken by South American nations. This approach could offer them good chances to foster regional development and allow progress of South American integration. The final comments propose new fields for the Game Theory technique in the integration process analysis.

Regional Integration and Public Policy

Evaluation of the European Experience and Possible Implications for Latin American Integration

Author: United Nations

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211216790

Category: History

Page: 78

View: 5648

In the European integration process, regional policies have assumed greater prominence with notable "convergence" success between countries. The expansion o f the European Union in 2004, along with the critical evaluation made of the project's accumulated experience has led to the "new Cohesion Policy" for 2007-2013. The study suggests that the background and current prospects of such policies within the EU provide potential lessons for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Economics and Policies of an Enlarged Europe

Author: Carlo Altomonte,Mario Nava

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1845426673

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

View: 1364

Increasingly, policies and laws commonly agreed within the EU shape the political and economic scenarios of nation states in Europe. However, the same European context is radically changing, essentially due to three major recent developments: the adoption of the Euro, EU enlargement to the east and the implementation of the Lisbon Strategy of structural reforms for growth and competitiveness. The book presents a thorough economic analysis of these three events and of their implications for both existing and potential EU policies and objectives. Carlo Altomonte and Mario Nava have written a very rigorous text in an accessible and jargon-free style, ensuring easy acquisition of invaluable insights into the European economic set-up and the possible evolution of EU policies, including an update on the reform of the Growth and Stability Pact and of the 2007 13 Financial Perspectives. The accessibility of economic concepts combined with the methodological rigour of this up-to-date text will be of great interest to both policy makers and students.

EU Public Procurement Law

Author: Christopher Bovis

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857938428

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

View: 6892

ïThe Second Edition of EU Public Procurement Law provides a comprehensive view of the policies, legislation and cases that define this area of law. Written from a pan-European perspective, it will be a useful guide for students and practitioners alike. As well as describing the public contracts, utilities and remedies directives, this work details the European cases that have shaped the law and the relationship between procurement law and other forms of regulation such as state aid. Of particular interest to the practitioner, there are specific sections on remedies, evaluation criteria and different forms of procurement such as services concessions, public-private partnerships and public-public partnerships.Í _ Hazel Grant, Partner, Bristows, London, UK Acclaim for first edition: ïThis book will serve as an essential resource for anyone interested in the legal regime of public procurement. It offers a comprehensive and topical analysis of EU law and its interaction with national law and policies in an area of growing economic importance.Í _ Ruth Nielsen, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark In this fully revised and updated edition, Christopher Bovis provides a detailed, critical, concise and accessible overview of the public procurement legal framework and its interaction with policies within the European Union and the its Member States. Public procurement represents an essential part of the Single Market project, launched by European Institutions in 2011. Its regulation will insert competition and transparency in the market and be a safeguard to the attainment of fundamental principles of the Treaties. This book demonstrates the impact of the relevant Directives on Member States through the development of the case law of the European Court of Justice and assesses the judicial review of public contracts at national level. It positions public procurement at the centre of the legal and policy debate surrounding the delivery of public services and the advancement of competitiveness and industrial policy in the EU. The book highlights the pivotal role of public procurement for the Europe 2020 Growth Strategy. Demonstrating the concepts and principles of public procurement, this comprehensive book will have a strong appeal to academic researchers, lawyers, judges, practitioners, and policymakers at the European, international and national levels as well as students of law, policy and management.

Analysis and Reform of Cultural Heritage Policies in South-East Europe

Author: Rob Pickard

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287162656

Category: Political Science

Page: 281

View: 1794

As part of the Institutional Capacity Building Plan, which is the first of the three components of the Regional Programme for Cultural and Natural Heritage in South-East Europe launched in 2003, the first stage of a "transnational theme-based debate" was organised following an assessment of requests from the countries/regions participating in the regional programme: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo/UNMIK, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia".It was concerned with current heritage policies and legislation and aimed to take stock of the current position in the countries of South-East Europe. It also highlighted the need to undertake an in-depth analysis of certain key areas where difficulties still arise with regard to implementation.

The New Demographic Regime

Population Challenges and Policy Responses

Author: Miroslav Macura,Alphonse L. Mac Donald,Werner Haug,United Nations. Economic Commission for Europe,United Nations Population Fund

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9211169259

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 301

View: 2111

This publication contains papers presented at the European Population Forum 2004, held in Geneva in January 2004, under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFP). The Forum discussed a range of issues organised under four key themes: global population and development trends from a European perspective; childbearing and parenting in low-fertility countries; morbidity, mortality and reproductive health challenges in transition economies; international migration and ways of promoting management and integration.

Integration and Transition in Europe

The Economic Geography of Interaction

Author: Grzegorz Gorzelak,Gunther Maier,George Petrakos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135124590

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 4777

With the harmonization of the EU economies, and issues of EU enlargement and integration with Europe's transition economies topping the political agenda, the economic geography of Europe is being recast. This important volume analyses the spatial implications of the integration-transition process, and examines key issues such as north-south and east-west divides, regional cooperation and cross-border dynamics.

Labor, Employment, and Social Policies in the EU Enlargement Process

Changing Perspectives and Policy Options

Author: Lodovico Pizzati,Bernard Funck

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821350089

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 406

View: 5095

The process of transition to a market economy and integration into the EU has strained the labour markets of central and eastern European countries, and these developments pose a number of challenges to their social policies. This volume presents the contributions given at an international labour conference held in Austria in June 2001 to investigate these issues. It provides the latest labour trends in EU accession countries and compares them to previous experiences of European integration. It reviews existing labour market policies and social protection mechanisms, and discusses alternative strategies for employment creation in the region.

Economy and Society in Europe

A Relationship in Crisis

Author: Luigi Burroni,Maarten Keune,Guglielmo Meardi

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849805814

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 327

'Drawing on the development of economic sociology over the past 40 years, this book brings together leading scholars to explore the relationship between social institutions on economic processes. Inspired in particular by the innovative and creative dimensions of Colin Crouch's work, they signpost directions for future research. It will be an important reader for international scholars exploring the unfolding dimensions of contemporary relations in economy and society.' Jacqueline O'Reilly, University of Brighton Business School, UK 'Improving our understanding of how economy and society interrelate in Europe is of paramount importance. The rigorous and thought-provoking analyses about the interaction between markets and the institutions of society contained in this book undoubtedly represent an excellent example of how this improvement can be achieved, especially in these times of crisis.' Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, London School of Economics, UK 'This book offers a refreshing account of the deep changes occurring over recent years in the relationship between economy and society in Europe. This is of course a classical theme since Max Weber's work, but the social institutions which shape economic performance have profoundly evolved, as have the analytical categories used to understand them. The contributions in this volume provide a broad and interesting perspective, dealing with issues as varied as industrial relations, welfare regimes, families and the labour market, universities, local governance and many others. In the wake of the financial crisis, the major theories on the role of such institutions are found partly unsatisfactory, as the boundaries between economy and society are constantly shifting. Everyone interested in improving our analytical tools to understand the direction of change in Europe should welcome this book.' Marino Regini, University of Milan, Italy While an economy is always 'embedded' in society, the relationship between the two is undergoing profound changes in Europe, resulting in widespread instability which is emphasised by the current crisis. This book analyses these changes, and in particular pressures of intensifying international competition, globalization and financialization within Europe. Combining the perspectives of economic sociology, political economy and political science, the expert contributors offer an in-depth, multidisciplinary insight to the functioning of a number of institutional arenas around which European economies and societies are organized. Areas explored include the state and public policy at European national and regional level, the welfare state, industrial relations systems, education systems and the family. This challenging and thought provoking book will be of great interest to a wide-ranging audience across a number of disciplines, including European studies, political science, comparative political economy, economic sociology, industrial relations and social policy.

Agrarian Policies in Communist Europe

A Critical Introduction

Author: Karl Eugen Wädekin,Everett M. Jacobs

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780916672409

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

View: 9178

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European Business and Marketing

Author: Phil Harris,Frank McDonald

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761966050

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

View: 1166

The second edition of European Business and Marketing will be published in 2000 in time for the millennium and has been fully revised to incorporate much modern thinking in Europe. It includes material on the Euro and the enlargement of the European Union and the development of global companies with a European base. The text has been researched and written especially for students on undergraduate and post graduate courses, who need to understand modern European marketing, the European Union and the distinct features that are emerging in the World's largest market place. The second edition of the successful European Business and Marketing text has been fully revised and includes new chapters on marketing strategy in Euro

The European Parliament and its International Relations

Author: Stelios Stavridis,Daniela Irrera

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317499646

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 1202

Following the Lisbon Treaty, the powers of the European Parliament in external relations have gradually expanded and it is increasingly influencing the foreign policy of the European Union. This book analyses the role of the European Parliament as an international actor and presents a new debate about its role outside the EU territory. It explores different policy areas including human rights, international aid, trade, crisis management and the environment to provide a systematic analysis of the modern global role of the European Parliament. The book also considers the European Parliament’s regional interactions with Africa, Latin America, the United States, Asia and the Middle East. With a common analytical framework and research covering the lifespan of the European Parliament from its first direct elections in 1979 to the present day, this comprehensive volume presents an unparalleled analysis of one of the most important institutions in the European Union. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of European Union politics and institutions, European policy, government, international relations and European history.

Equal Opportunities and Ethnic Inequality in European Labour Markets

Discrimination, Gender and Policies of Diversity

Author: Karen Kraal,Judith Roosblad,John Wrench

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089641262

Category: Political Science

Page: 118

View: 9071

scholars and practitioners can help make equal opportunities more accessible than ever. --

Integration and Co-operation in Europe

Author: Brigid Laffan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134923414

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 5887

An ideal introductory text for students studying the EU, International politics and organisations, or economics: Laffan clearly explains the evolution and extent of European integration in areas ranging from industrial development to international relations and considers the problems that new political and economic demands from the East may raise.

Policy-Making in the European Union

Conceptual Lenses and the Integration Process

Author: Laura Cram

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134757719

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 9798

Laura Cram takes a fresh view at attempts to conceptualize the process of European integration. Her book explores the impact of the day to day work of policy maker, interest groups and bureaucrats in influencing the environment in which European Treaty formulation and ratification are taken. She sheds new light on the wide range of policy areas in which institutions such as the Commission of the European Union and the European Court of Justice have succeded in expanding the scope of EU competence despite national government opposition.

Language Policies in Finland and Sweden

Interdisciplinary and Multi-sited Comparisons

Author: Mia Halonen,Pasi Ihalainen,Taina Saarinen

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783092726

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 4337

In this volume, authors from four disciplines join forces to develop an analysis of political discourse on a comparative and multidisciplinary basis. Language policy is often based on the political use of history, where the remembrance of past experiences by communities, individuals and historical bodies play a fundamental role. These authors see politics and policies as multi-sited by nature, taking place, being constructed, contested and reproduced simultaneously and in different times and places. Theoretically the book draws on the concept of language policy, operationalising it through the rhizomatic nature of politics and policies. Although confined empirically to considerations of situations in Finland and Sweden, the volume extends far beyond these locations in its theoretical contributions. The polities of Finland and Sweden are the lens through which a new and much needed understanding of language policy research, and policy research in general, is posited.