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Core-Periphery Patterns across the European Union : Case Studies and Lessons from Eastern and Southern Europe

Core-Periphery Patterns across the European Union : Case Studies and Lessons from Eastern and Southern Europe
Core-Periphery Patterns across the European Union
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Case Studies and Lessons from Eastern and Southern Europe
In this new work, Pascariu and Duarte, along with an international group of acclaimed scholars, delve into key challenges currently facing the European Union.  They Analyze the effect of peripherality across the EU regions which will be of great interest to those countries and regions facing a process of integration
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  • Front Cover -- Core-Periphery Patterns across the European Union: Case Studies and Lessons From Eastern and Southern Europe -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- List of Abbreviations -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- List of Appendices -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Core-Periphery Patterns in the Development of the EU's regions. Eastern Versus Southern Peripherality -- Part I: Integration, Growth, Convergence. Southern Versus Eastern Peripherality -- Chapter 1 The Dynamics of the EU Core-Periphery Division: Eastern vs. Southern Periphery - A Comparative Analysis from a New Economic Geography Perspective -- Introduction -- The Core-Periphery Pattern in Europe -- The Catching-Up Process -- The Underlying Factors -- Some Policy and Structural Factors: Differences between Southern and Eastern EU Countries -- Measuring the 'Catching-Up' in the Literature -- Two Significant Determinants: Labour Productivity and FDI Inflows -- The EU Cohesion Policy -- Shifting of the Centre of Gravity Towards the East? -- Interpreting the Trends with the NEG's Paradigm -- References -- Chapter 2 Integration, Growth and Core-Periphery Pattern in EU's Economy: Theoretical Framework and Empirical Evidences -- Introduction -- Integration of Central and Eastern European Countries. A Core-Periphery Differentiation -- Theoretical Background -- Economic Trends -- Growth and Productivity Trends -- Competitiveness Trends -- Market Integration, Specialisation and Trade -- Social Issues -- An Institutional Approach of the Core - Periphery Differentiation -- Eastern versus Southern Peripherality: An Integrative Approach -- Methodology and Data -- Conclusions -- References -- Appendix -- Part II: Structural Transformations in Southern and Eastern Enlargements
  • Chapter 3 EU Integration and the Centre Periphery Divide: Growth and Structural Change in Southern and Eastern European Countries -- Introduction -- Productivity Trends in the European Periphery in the Last Two Decades -- Changes in the Structure of Production, Employment and Trade -- Skill and Technology Biased Structural Change -- R&D and Technology Change within Industries -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 4 Dutch Disease in Central and Eastern European Countries -- Introduction -- Dutch Disease -- Dutch Disease in Central and Eastern European Countries: Literature Review -- Symptoms of Dutch Disease: Empirical Analysis -- Unit Root Tests of the Relevant Variables -- Econometric Models -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 5 Structural Change, Inequality and Economic Growth: Evidence from a Panel of Central and Eastern European Countries -- Introduction -- A Comparative Perspective on Structural Change, Inequality and Growth -- Structural Change, Inequality and Growth: An Overview -- Structural Change and Growth -- Inequality and Growth -- Structural Change and Inequality -- Empirical Model and Results -- Panel Unit-Root Tests -- Inequality and Output: Empirical Model and Results -- Structural Change and Inequality: Empirical Model and Results -- Conclusions -- References -- Part III: Core-Periphery Particularities in Eastern and Southern Europe: Case Studies -- Chapter 6 Clusters of Rural European Regions: An Approach to Show the Multi-Dimensional Character of Core-Peripheral Patterns -- Introduction: The Diversity of Regions in the Enlarged European Union -- A Methodological Approach to Show the Diversity of Rural Areas in Europe -- Developing a Typology for Rural Areas in Europe - The Methodological Approach -- Basic Settings and Data Base -- Indicator Selection and Derivation of Rural Types -- Factor and Cluster Analysis -- Results
  • Rural Types for Different Sets of European Member States -- Typology A -- Typology C -- Comparison of the Two Typologies -- The RUFUS Types of Rural Regions in Europe and the Role of Peripherality -- Discussion -- Usability of the Typology -- RUFUS Typology and Core-Periphery Description -- Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 7 Is Eastern Europe Following the Same Transition Model as the South? A Regional Analysis of the Main Migration Transition Drivers -- Introduction -- The Other Side of the Migration-Development Nexus: Transitional Theories and the Effects of Development Processes on Migration -- Following the Transitional Path: The Migration Turnaround in Southern Europe -- Measuring the Drivers of the Migration Transition Model - Eastern Versus Southern Periphery -- Data Overview and Econometric Strategy -- Estimation Results and Discussions -- Mapping the Migration Transition in EU's Eastern Periphery. Following the Same Transitional Model as the South? -- Conclusions -- References -- Annex 1 -- Chapter 8 Competitiveness of Cities and Their Regions in Poland - Changes in the Light of the Growth Pole Concept -- Introduction and Previous Research -- Urban Competitiveness and Growth Poles Theory - Chosen Insights -- Testing for Polish Urban Competitiveness and Growth Poles - Economic and Econometric Strategy -- Database and Results -- Conclusions and Recommendations -- References -- Part IV: Core-Periphery Patterns and Policy Implications. Sectoral Issues -- Chapter 9 Fiscal Decentralisation and Self-Government Practices: Southern versus Eastern Periphery of the European Union -- Introduction -- The Rationale behind the Decentralisation of Power and Local Self-Government -- Decentralisation and Local Self-Government on the Southern Periphery of the European Union - Between Regionalism and Quasi-Federalism
  • Decentralisation and Self-Government in Italy - Towards a Regional State -- Decentralisation and Local Self-Government in Spain - The 'Quasi-Federalist' Approach -- Decentralisation and Local Self-Government on the Eastern Periphery of the European Union - Trends Towards Regionalisation -- Decentralisation and Local Self-Government in Romania - 'Thinking Centrally and Acting Locally'? -- Decentralisation Practices and Local Self-Government in Poland - Regionalisation as a Tool for the Absorption of EU Funds and Socioeconomic Development -- Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 10 Continuity versus Discontinuity in the 2014-2020 EU Cohesion Policy -- Introduction -- EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 - From a Theoretical to a Normative Background -- Theoretical Background of the EU Cohesion Policy -- Legal Framework on the EU Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion -- A Brief Picture of the 2014-2020 Cohesion Policy: New Strategic Framework, Objectives, Regions, Conditionalities -- The 2014-2020 CP Framework: New Objectives, Regions, Areas of Intervention -- New Categories of Regions, New Objectives -- A New Financial Instrument and New Conditionalities -- A New Instrument: European Fund for Strategic Investments -- New Conditionalities: Ex-Ante and Macroeconomic Conditionalities -- Ex-Ante Conditionalities -- Macroeconomic Conditionality -- Catching Up with the Developing Gaps in the Central and Eastern Europe Countries - Case Study: Romania -- The Central and Eastern Europe Countries - A Rather Heterogeneous Space -- GDP/Capita Gaps in the CEECs Versus the EU Average -- Competitiveness Gaps in the CEECs -- Romania - National and Regional Disparities -- National and Regional Economic Gaps with the EU Average -- Allocation Versus Absorption Capacity - From Old to New Absorption Dilemmas
  • The 2007-2014 Programming Period: The Obsessive Problem of EU Funds' Absorption -- A New Regulatory Framework in the 2014-2020 Programming Period: New Rules, New Challenges -- Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 11 Beyond the Core-Periphery Model: Policies for Development in a Multi-Dimensional Space -- Introduction -- The Core-Periphery Model Revisited -- Theoretical Frameworks -- Models of a Uniform-Abstract Space -- Models of a Diversified-Stylised Space -- Models of a Diversified-Relational Space -- The Case for a Modern Spatial Account of Development -- A Policy and Economic Space -- A Socio-Cultural Space -- Concluding: Policy Implications in a Multi-Dimensional Space -- The Governance Space -- A Policy-Mix of 'big processes', Local and Global -- References -- About the Editors -- About the Authors -- Index
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