1st Edition

Competitiveness, Subsidiarity and Industrial Policy

Edited By Pat J. Devine, Yannis S. Katsoulacos, Roger Sugden Copyright 1996

    What does competitiveness mean? In recent years, discussion of economic policy has become dominated by the notion of competitiveness. In this volume a group of leading economists explore the issue through cross-country comparisons and by means of single country case studies. They also examine:
    * the relationship between competitiveness and community objectives
    * the co-existence of diversity, subsidiarity and EU industrial policy
    * the impact of European enlargement and further integration

    List of figures, List of tables, List of contributors, Introduction, Chapter abstracts, Acknowledgements, 1 COMPETITIVENESS AND THE OBJECTIVES OF COMMUNITIES, 2 SOCIAL OBJECTIVES, MARKET RULE AND PUBLIC POLICY: The case of ownership, 3 SUBSIDIARITY AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE, 4 COMPETITIVENESS, EU INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY AND SUBSIDIARITY, 5 THE PRICE OF DIVERSITY: Rival concepts of control as a barrier to an EU industrial strategy, 6 EUROPEAN ENLARGEMENT, COMPETITIVENESS AND INTEGRATION, 7 CREATING A DYNAMICALLY COMPETITIVE ECONOMY: Defining the competitiveness of a nation and a case study of the post-war economic policy which made Austria competitive, 8 COMPETITIVENESS AND INDUSTRIAL POLICY IN PORTUGAL, 9 GREEK OUTWARD INVESTMENT, COMPETITIVENESS AND DEVELOPMENT, 10 THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME SUPPORT: Impact on Greek organizations, 11 EU STRUCTURAL POLICIES AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT: Application of the subsidiarity principle in the Italian case, 12 ECONOMIC CONVERGENCE OR CRISIS MANAGEMENT?, Subsidiarity and local economic strategies in the UK, Index


    Pat J. Devine, Yannis S. Katsoulacos, Roger Sugden