The Lisbon Agenda aims to prepare Europe for globalization by updating European policies for research, innovation, competition, trade, employment, education, social protection, environment and energy at both the European and national levels. Designed to inspire the new cycle of the Lisbon Agenda until 2010 and beyond, this timely and significant volume explores the intellectual elaboration of the agenda for the coming years.
With contributions from some of Europe's leading scholars, this book explores new developments in the European agenda for globalization, addressing four critical areas: European policies, their adaptation to national diversity in Europe, their implications for the external action of the European Union and, finally, their implications for EU governance. This book presents the outcome of an organized dialogue between the political and research communities.
Europe, Globalization and the Lisbon Agenda will undoubtedly prove an outstanding addition to the current literature and will be an invaluable resource for European policy-makers, governments and academics from a wide range of disciplines who are concerned about the future competitiveness of Europe.
Edited by Maria Joao Rodrigues, Professor, IEE-ULB - Institute for European Studies, Universite Libre de Bruxelles and Special Advisor to the European Commission
Contents: Preface Europe, Globalization and the Lisbon Agenda: An Introduction Maria Joao Rodrigues PART I: DEVELOPING THE LISBON AGENDA AT THE EUROPEAN LEVEL 1. On the European Innovation Policy: Key Issues for Policy-Making Maria Joao Rodrigues 2. Some Reflections on Innovation Policy Luc Soete 3. Toward a Sustainable European Social Model: Key Issues for Policy-Making Maria Joao Rodrigues 4. The Lisbon Strategy and Social Europe: Two Closely Linked Destinies Janine Goetschy 5. The Economic Governance of the Union and the Quality of Public Finances: Key Issues for Policy-Making Maria Joao Rodrigues 6. Some Reflections on the Macroeconomic Dimension of the Lisbon Agenda Pier Carlo Padoan 7. Developing the Lisbon Agenda at the European Level: Conclusions of the Debate Maria Joao Rodrigues PART II: THE EUROPEAN LISBON AGENDA AND NATIONAL DIVERSITY 8. The European Lisbon Agenda and National Diversity: Key Issues for Policy-Making Maria Joao Rodrigues 9. The Lisbon Strategy: Merits, Difficulties and Possible Reforms Robert Boyer 10. The Lisbon Agenda on Social Policy: Revitalizing the European Social Model Jos Berghman 11. In-depth Comment on the Varieties of Capitalism in the New Member States Adam Toeroek 12. The Lisbon Agenda and the Key Reforms at National Level: Conclusions of the Debate Maria Joao Rodrigues PART III: THE EXTERNAL DIMENSION OF THE LISBON AGENDA 13. On the External Dimension of the Lisbon Agenda: Key Issues for Policy-Making Maria Joao Rodrigues 14. The External Implications of the Lisbon Agenda Bengt-Ake Lundvall 15. Between China and the USA: Which Future and Strategies for EU-based Enterprises? Benjamin Coriat 16. The Lisbon Strategy as a Global EU Strategy Mario Telo 17. The Lisbon Agenda and the External Action of the European Union: Conclusions of the Debate Maria Joao Rodrigues PART IV: THE LISBON AGENDA AND EUROPEAN GOVERNANCE 18. The Lisbon Agenda and European Governance: Key Issues for Policy-Making Maria Joao Rodrigues 19. Assessing the Implications of the Lisbon Treaty for the Lisbon Agenda Mario Telo 20. Paving the Way for a Strategy of Sustainable Development Iain Begg 21. The Lisbon Agenda and Public Administration Wolfgang Drechsler 22. Improving Governance of the Lisbon Agenda: Conclusions of the Debate Maria Joao Rodrigues Conclusion Maria Joao Rodrigues Appendix 1: Integrated Guidelines for Growth and Jobs (2008-2010), December 2007 Appendix 2: Conclusions of the Brussels European Council, March 2008 Appendix 3: European Union Declaration on Globalisation, December 2007 Appendix 4: Official Documents on the Lisbon Agenda: Selected Bibliography Index