Growth Versus Security: Old and New EU Members Quests for a New Economic and Social Model

Hardcover | December 15, 2008

EditorJosef C. Brada

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EU members strive for an economic and social policy model which incorporates a set of common values while maintaining economic competitiveness. This book explores how new members look to the US model, and how older members use other's experiences to reshape their own economies.

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EU members strive for an economic and social policy model which incorporates a set of common values while maintaining economic competitiveness. This book explores how new members look to the US model, and how older members use other's experiences to reshape their own economies.

Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:December 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230200532

ISBN - 13:9780230200531

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Foreword * Introduction * PART I: ECONOMIC MODELS AND POLICY MAKING IN THE EU. EXPERIENCE, REFORMS AND DILEMMAS * Critical Remarks on European Economic and Social Models and Their Competitiveness--J.Bradley * The European Union and the United States Different Legacies and Attitudes Towards Modernity--A.Bryk * New Challenges for the European Social Model and How to Cope with Them--K.Aiginger * Lessons from Sweden's Welfare State--B.Swedenborg * Flexicurity in Danish: A Model for Labor Market Reforms in the EU?--P.K.Madsen * Flexicurity -Consensus and Beyond. New European Model or Just a Way to Reform the Welfare State?--M.-J.Radlo * Modern Economic Growth and Factor Productivity: The Importance of Flexibility--J.C.Brada * Public Finances and Structural Reforms in the US and the EU - lessons for the New Member States--F.Keereman&S.Steinlein * Growth versus Security Choice and the Generational Difference in Preferences--S.Gomulka * PART II: NEW EU MEMBER STATES’ ATTEMPT TO CHALLENGE EUROSCLEROSIS AND THE SOLUTIONS THEY OFFER * Towards an Effective Catching-up Model. Economic Reforms in Slovakia--I.Miklos * The EU Membership and the Polish Economic Policy Dilemma--W.Bienkowski * Beyond Models and Regulations: Eastward Expansion vs. Retrenchment in the 'New' EU--W.D.Connor * [Title to be confirmed]--L.Bokros * Economic reforms in the Czech Republic--K.Dyba * Institutional Transplants In the Transformation of Poland’s Economy and Policy--J.Rostowski * US Economic Experience and Regulatory Reform in Poland--E.Freyberg * Conclusions--W.Bienkowski, J.C.Brada&M.-J.Radlo