1st Edition

Global and European Polity? Organisations, Policies, Contexts

Edited By Henri Goverde Copyright 2000

    This title was first published in 2000:  The contents of this text are structured by three sub-themes. Firstly, the internationalization of Europe. This field studies threats and chances of re-institutionalization of nation-state societies and the role of the public sector therein, acknowledging the dynamics of the ever-changing international political and economic relations. The second sub-theme is the creative firm in a European context. The object of this field is the conditions for innovative organization and management of firms in Europe, taking into account the necessary adjustments to emerging European political and economic transformations. The final sub-theme is innovative environmental and spacial policy in a European context. This section has its object in the far-reaching transformations that European societies and particularly the Dutch societies are witnessing. These transformations concern the functional relations and spatial and environmental conditions as well as the emerging changes in the way planning and policy institutions deal with their new targets.

    Introduction; I: from Global Challenges to the Global Age?; Introduction; 1: States and Firms: A Race to Accumulate Resources; 2: Globalizing the Intelligent Organization; 3: Rethinking State and Citizenship under Globalized Conditions; II: Europe and Internationalization; Introduction; 4: The Impact of Globalization on the European Economy; 5: European Governments and Labour Relations: Convergence or Divergence?; 6: Real Wages and the Taxation of Labour Income in the European Union; III: The Creative Firm in the European Context; Introduction; 7: External Financial Accounting and Reporting in Dutch, European and Global Perspective; 8: Diversity of Employee Participation in Europe; 9: Innovation Management in SMEs; 10: Crossing Borders Through Virtual Teams; IV: Innovative Environmental and Spatial Policy in a European Context; Introduction; 11: The Global-Local Interplay in Rural Regions; 12: Environmental Policy Arrangements: A New Concept; 13: Globalization and the Narrative Repertoire of Contemporary Water Management; 14: EU and Agro-Politics; 15: Borders and Interaction; 16: German-Dutch Policy Networks on Transboundary Nature Conservation; 17: The Cultural Historical Factor in Spatial Planning: A New Policy Instrument


    Henri Goverde