Description : The transformation from a closed and inward-looking economy to an active integration into the European Union is one which a number of countries are facing. This book examines the experience of southern European countries where such transformation has occurred within a short space of time and has been accompanied by important socio-political developments including the consolidation of democracy. The various contributors focus on the motivation for economic change, the problems encountered and the lessons to be learnt.
Description : This report contains the proceedings of the scoping workshop "Transforming CO2 into value for a rejuvenated European economy", which took place on 26th March 2015. The event gathered a critical mass of stakeholders, from representatives of several European countries to industry delegates and European Commission representatives, to discuss CO2 conversion technologies. The event gave a broad overview of the current European landscape in the field, from initiatives currently running at national level to technological options currently being developed at industrial level. The event allowed discussing an agenda of shared priorities on the topic at European level, leading potentially to the development of Europe-wide initiatives.
Description : Science and technology in the former socialist Central and East European countries underwent a period of transformation in the last decade of the 20th century. With respect to the past, this represents the restructuring of the old system; with respect to the 21st century, however, it was the turbulent starting phase in the transition to new national innovation systems. Based on the authors' many years of research in this area the book analyses these processes in detail for 14 countries, reveals common features and differences in the transitional phase and inferres the prospects for the development of science and technology in Eastern Europe in the framework of EU enlargement.
Description : This book introduces and maps the complex interaction between internationalization, nation-state and democracy to provide a new basis for understanding political change in contemporary Europe. The book: introduces the concept of internationalization, considers how it relates to its near-synonoym globalization, and explains the dynamics of the internationalization process; assesses the impact and implications for nation-states, national identities and political cultures; and addresses the problem of making internationalized democracy work at national and European levels. Throughout the text theoretical ideas and concepts are accessibly introduced and illustrated with a wide range of empirical examples from across Europe.
Description : Research on European governance is central to understanding both the process of European integration and its external influence as a laboratory for multilateralism. This volume focuses on the impact of the recent Eurozone crisis and its far-reaching implications for European governance both inside and outside the EU borders. Ideal for classroom use, this volume covers European modes of governance; the transformation of European economic governance; the transformation of European social policy governance; and the international implications of the transformation of EU governance.
Description : Since the mid 1990s, the focus of European employment and social policy has shifted from protection to promotion. This book provides a timely analysis of this new form of governance, and the new forms of policy delivery and audit which accompany it. The limitations of the current approach became particularly apparent during the financial crisis of 2008, and it has now reached a turning point. The book offers a new coherent European reform agenda that views easing transitions in employment and promoting the development of individual and collective capabilities as cornerstones. The contributing authors focus on vocational training, life course policies, reflexive labour law and social insurance, from theoretical, empirical and practical perspectives. Transforming European Employment Policy will be of great benefit to policymakers as well as those researching or studying European law, labour law, industrial relations, political science, social policy or international business.
Description : Examines the disintegration and the subsequent reform of Central and Eastern Europe's trade and payments as one of the most major systemic changes in world economic history.