Enlargement of the European Union and the development of peripheral regions

McQuaid, Ronald W (1997) Enlargement of the European Union and the development of peripheral regions. In: Regional Science Association Summer Institute, 16th - 19th June 1997, Are, Sweden & Meraker Norway.

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Enlargement of the European Union (EU) to include Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs) has significant economic, institutional, political, security, migration and social implications for the EU as a whole. The peripheral regions of the existing EU will be particularly influenced by the effects of enlargement upon the EU economy, public policies and public sector budgets. This paper reviews implications of potential enlargement for these regions in terms of changing trade and investment patterns, regional characteristics (including peripherality with its complex with multi-faceted implications based upon different characteristics and functional links), and the role of macro-, transport, regional and national policies including the heterogeneous nature of public expenditure patterns, is considered. Both competitiveness and public expenditure are important to understanding likely impacts of enlargement upon regions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: European Union; peripheral regions; Eastern Europe; Central Europe; public policies; economy; public sector budgets; macro-economics; transport; regional policies; national policies;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 337 International economics
300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 382 International commerce
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Item ID: 2755
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2009 11:01
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2014 14:13

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