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Palgrave Macmillan

Europe and Globalization

ISBN 9780333998397
Publication Date September 2002
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Globalization has provoked passionate debate and street demonstrations reminiscent of May 1968.
The central question of Europe and Globalization is 'what did Europe do for globalization in the past, and what is globalization doing for Europe today?' The contributors to the volume assess this complex process, and Europe's role within it. Bringing together a team of leading international scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds, this is a valuable and wide-ranging contribution to the debate.

HENRYK KIERZKOWSKI has been Professor of Economics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva since 1977. Before moving permanently to Geneva he was Research Associate at the London School of Economics and senior economist at the Bank of Canada. He is author of Monopolistic Competition and International Trade (1984) and (with Ronald Findlay) International Trade Theory and Human Capital, an article published in the Journal of Political Economy (1983).

Introduction; H.Kierzkowski
The Myth of Exploding Income Inequality in Europe and the World; X.Sala-i-Martin
Globalization and the European Economy: Medieval Origins to the Industrial Revolution; R.Findlay
Europe and the Causes of Globalization, 1790 to 2000; K.O'Rourke
Europe and the Standardization of the Law: Past and Present; M.G.Kohen
Nationalizing the Globe, Globalizing the Nation; A.Liebich
A Leader in Institutional Design? Europe and the Governance of Trade and Monetary Relations; V.K.Aggarwal & C.Dupont
Europe in the Global Financial Market; A.Steinherr
Corporate Diversification, Internationalization and Location of Technological Activities by MNC's in Europe; J.Cantwell & L.Piscitello
Economic Policy, Income Convergence and Structural Change in the EU Periphery; F.Barry
Globalization, Europeanization and Trade in the 1990s; Export Responses of Foreign and Indigenous Manufacturing Companies; F.Ruane & J.Sutherland
Central Europe: A la recherche du temps perdu; H.Kierzkowski
Globalization and the European Welfare State at the Opening and Closing of the Twentieth Century; T.Atkinson
Globalization, Competitive Governments, and Constitutional Choice in Europe; A.Breton & H.Ursprung
Periphery, Centre, Mass: Alternative Histories of Europe's Role in Globalization; D.Sylvan

VINOD K. AGGARWAL Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
SIR TONY ATKINSON Warden, Nuffield College, Oxford
FRANK BARRY Lecturer in Economics, University College, Dublin
ALBERT BRETON Professor of Economics, University of Toronto
JOHN CANTWELL Professor of International Economics, University of Reading
CÉDRIC DUPONT Associate Professor of Political Science, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
RONALD FINDLAY Professor of Economics, Columbia University, New York
MARCELO G. KOHEN Associate Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
ANDRÉ LIEBICH Professor of International History and Politics, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
KEVIN HJORTSHØJ O'ROURKE Professor of Economics, Trinity College, Dublin
LUCIA PISCITELLO Associate Professor in Industrial Economics and Management, Politecnico di Milano
FRANCES RUANE Associate Professor of Economics, Trinity College, Dublin
XAVIER SALA-I-MARTIN Professor of Economics, Columbia University, New York
ALFRED STEINHERR Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Economics, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
JULIE SUTHERLAND Lecturer in Economics, University of Wollongong
DAVID SYLVAN Professor of International Relations, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
HEINRICH URSPRUNG Research Fellow, CESSifo, Munich

Reviews

I very much welcome this book which presents an interesting and multi-faceted view of globalization and of how Europe interacts with it. Globalisation can indeed bring many opportunities but it can also generate deep social inequalities. On the other hand, the European Union has managed to increase prosperity while developing cohesion and social inclusiveness. The EU therefore appears as a successful example - on a smaller scale - of what a more 'balanced' globalisation could be. I am convinced that Europe can benefit from globalisation and that globalisation can benefit from Europe.' - Romano Prodi, President, European Commission
Max Weber once said that Europe was the mistress of the world and this book can be thought of as an analysis of the world's reaction. It is indeed an intellectual feast, full of new perspectives, deep in historical allusions, and rich in economic, political and sociological analysis. Its subject covers with a broad sweep what is arguably the most contentious issue of our times and it spectacularly breaks new ground.' - Robert A. Mundell, 1999 Nobel Prize in Economic, Professor of Economics, Columbia University, New York
This collection of essays is timely as we move into the next phase of European development - as Europe continues to integrate more closely and as it defines a new role for itself in the globalization process. This new phase raises new legal, economic and political challenges. The range and diversity of the contributions in this book are a testimony to the complex phenomenon that we call globalization and the authors, leading scholars in their fields, raise some provocative issues which are worthy of our serious consideration.' - Peter D. Sutherland, Chairman BP plc, Chairman and Managing Director, Goldman Sachs International, European Chairman of the Trilateral Commision, Former Director General of GATT/WTO
Europe represents a small fraction of the globe's land mass, but has over centuries been key to the many facets of globalization. This volume brings together experts in economics, history, political science and international law to discuss the importance of the European role in the current version of pressures for and from globalization. It is a two-way street, with many ancillary alleys and lanes. A fascinating study.' - Ronald W. Jones, Professor of Economics, University of Rochester
This remarkable collection may be the most thought-provoking book yet on the causes and consequences of globalization. The authors' historical perspectives train new light on the internationalization of transactions and on the implications of that process for the organization of European economy and society. Their mature scholarship moves beyond facile comparisons with earlier periods of internationalization to lay bare what is distinctive about our age. It will repay study by those who care about the reality and not merely the rhetoric of globalization.' - Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
Has globalization really increased income inequality? How new is globalization, and what roles have Islam and Europe played in growing globalization over the centuries? These and many other issues are discussed in this profoundly scholarly and highly relevant book. People who write about globalization, who demonstrate against it or just worry about it, and who really wish to understand it in its historical context, should read and study this book.' - W. Max Corden, Professor of Economics, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.
'This remarkable collection may be the most thought-provoking book yet on the causes and consequences of globalization. The authors' historical perspectives train new light on the internationalization of transactions and on the implications of that process for the organization of European economy and society. Their mature scholarship mo'... an interesting volume, with an interesting spread of contributions.' - Alison M. S. Watson, European Foreign Affairs Review.
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