Segmentation Across Europe

  • Mark Baimbridge
  • Ioannis Litsios
  • Karen Jackson
  • Uih Ran Lee
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Abstract

This book seeks to explore the current economic developments across Europe in relation to its apparent segmentation as disparities widen between core and periphery countries. However, in contrast to previous literature the scope of analysis is extended to Europe as a continent, rather than confining it to solely the European Union (EU). We believe this is crucial since a key aspect of the global financial crisis and Great Recession was to highlight the often pre-existing, and sometimes hidden, economic fault lines across the European continent, whether between north-south eurozone economies (e.g. Germany in relation to Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy) or in relation to those on its geographical boundaries possessing a complex relationship (e.g. Ukraine, Russia).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Baimbridge
    • 1
  • Ioannis Litsios
    • 2
  • Karen Jackson
    • 3
  • Uih Ran Lee
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Management University of BradfordBradfordUK
  2. 2.Plymouth Business School University of PlymouthPlymouthUK
  3. 3.Westminster Business School University of WestminsterLondonUK
  4. 4.Department of Economics and Related StudiesUniversity of YorkYorkUK

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