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European Economic Governance
The quest for consistency and effectiveness

ISBN 9780415745567
Published November 8, 2013 by Routledge
408 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The present book sets out to support rational choices in this matter by drawing conclusions from three approaches. The first is a systematic analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of each method. The second is an empirical investigation into the consistency of governance between policy areas and between levels of government. The third approach concentrates on effectiveness; what works to realise the objectives of the major socio- economic policy fields of the EU. They comprise competitiveness, macro and monetary, cohesion, environment, employment and external.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Definitions  3. Consistency  4. Effectiveness  5. Regulation   6. Budget  7. Coordination  8. Systemic Aspects  9. Practice in Major Policy Areas  10. Competitiveness and Innovation  11. Stabilisation  12. Cohesion  13. Sustainaibility  14. Employment and Social Protection  15. External  16. Conclusions

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Willem Molle is Professor in 'Economics of International Integration' at Erasmus University, Rotterdam.