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- DescriptionThe necessity for regional policy-makers to find a balance between shaping and adapting to structural change is well-kwn. But to what extent does this apply to a European strategy with a -soft- governance process relying largely on benchmarking and peer pressure the Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs? Paradigms for an increase of competitiveness also regional competitiveness spelled out so often and vigorously lose their degree of assertiveness, when turning to ecomic theory for their foundations. The authors ecomists and political scientists with practical experience in EU institutions deal in their contributions with different issues relevant for decision-makers in modern regional policy. By doing so, it is possible to challenge the seemingly established consensus on what is feasible in the EU and what is t.
- Author BiographyThe Editors: Silke Tonshoff studied economics and philosophy and obtained a Ph.D. in economics in 1999. Prior to the Committee of the Regions of the EU she worked as management consultant for a global management consulting company, as economist for the Berlin government and as senior analyst for RAND Europe. Andreas Weida, from 1992 to 2001 Assistant Researcher at the Institute for European Economic Research at the University of Wuppertal, has been working for the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union since 2001.
- PublisherPeter Lang AG
- Date of Publication01/04/2008
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- ImprintPeter Lang AG
- Content Notetables and graphs
- Weight180 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
- Edited byAndreas Weida,Silke Toenshoff
- Edition Statement1st New edition
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