Europe and National Economic Transformation: The EU After the Lisbon Decade

Hardcover | March 15, 2012

EditorMitchell P. Smith

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How great is the capacity of the EU to orchestrate 'competitiveness'? Can common policy instruments produce consistent effects? Has substantial policy learning come from the successes and failures of the Lisbon agenda? This book identifies the nature and limits of the transformative capacities of the EU's push for economic gains.

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How great is the capacity of the EU to orchestrate 'competitiveness'? Can common policy instruments produce consistent effects? Has substantial policy learning come from the successes and failures of the Lisbon agenda? This book identifies the nature and limits of the transformative capacities of the EU's push for economic gains.

MITCHELL P. SMITH Co-Director of the European Union Center at the University of Oklahoma, USA.He is the author of States of Liberalization: Redefining the Public Sector in Integrated Europe (2005) and the forthcoming Environmental and Health Regulation in the United States and the European Union: Protecting Public and Planet (Palgrave...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.56 × 5.65 × 0.84 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230298680

ISBN - 13:9780230298682

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Introduction: Evaluating the Lisbon Process, a Soft Approach to Hard Objectives; M.P.Smith PART I: LISBON, 'COMPETITIVENESS' AND NATIONAL MACROECONOMIC PERFORMANCEEvaluating the Performance Record under the Lisbon Agenda; D.L.CleetonInnovation and Competition in the EU15: Empirical Evidence on the Lisbon Decade and Beyond; M.Ugur & U.GunerPART II: LISBON AND NATIONAL MODELS OF CAPITALISMEuropean Integration, Social Protection, and the Lisbon Agenda; A.M.van der Veen & C.S.AllenInnovation Financing in Europe: What has Financial Market Integration Brought?; R.DeegLisbon and 'Better Regulation': Implications for National Regulatory Governance; M.P.SmithPART III: LISBON, LABOR AND EMPLOYMENTThe Transformation of Public Employment Services During the Lisbon Decade; W.Schelkle, D.Mabbett, & M.FreierAdapting Pension Policy to meet the Lisbon Strategy's Goals; P.Kostadinova Re-Discovering Migration as a Strategy for Human Resources: Employers and the Rhetorical Claims of Competitiveness during the Lisbon Era; G.MenzConclusion: Does Europe 2020 represent learning from the Lisbon strategy?; R.Vilpišauskas