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European Socio-Economic Integration

Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned

  • Elias G. Carayannis
  • George M. Korres

Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Inside to Economic Integration: Limits and Prospects

  3. The Dilemma of Social Policy and Integration Process: Lessons and Prospects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Aikaterini Kokkinou, George M. Korres, Efstratios Papanis, Panagiotis Giavrimis
      Pages 113-128
    3. Gloria Pirzio Ammassari, Maria Cristina Marchetti
      Pages 129-146
    4. Aikaterini Kokkinou, George M. Korres, Efstratios Papanis, Panagiotis Giavrimis
      Pages 147-161
    5. Aikaterini Kokkinou, George M. Korres, Efstratios Papanis, Panagiotis Giavrimis
      Pages 163-172
    6. George M. Korres, Constantinos Tsamadias, Panagiotis Liargovas, George O. Tsobanoglou, Aikaterini Kokkinou
      Pages 193-201
    7. Paris A. Tsartas, Dimitrios G. Lagos
      Pages 203-221
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 223-227

About this book

Introduction

Economic integration is one of the most noteworthy issues in international economic policy at the end of the twentieth century. The recent examples of the European Union (EU) and the North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) have raised important questions about the economic integration process and the possible establishment of economic unions in other parts of the world.  Against the backdrop of the financial crisis in Europe and prospects of increasing integration in Asia, this volume showcases research from an international array of researchers to provide a basic understanding of the current issues, problems, challenges, and opportunities for achieving integration, addressing both empirical and theoretical aspects of such topics as monetary union, social policy reform and social union, public finance and technology policy.  The chapters in Part 1 are focused primarily on economic issues, while Part 2 covers on social policy, the welfare state, and political reforms, with a particular emphasis on the European Union.  Among the questions addressed:

  • What are the main determinants and implications for socio-economic integration?
  • How can economic policy influence the growth and integration process?
  • Why is innovation important for regional economic development?
  • What has been the policy response so far and what lessons have we learned from it?
  • And finally, what are our action lines for the future?

Keywords

Development Economics Economic Integration European Integration European Union Macroeconomics Regional Economics Social Integration

Editors and affiliations

  • Elias G. Carayannis
    • 1
  • George M. Korres
    • 2
  1. 1.The George Washington UniversityWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.AthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5254-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5253-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5254-6
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