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Europe, Globalization and the Lisbon Agenda

Edited by Maria João Rodrigues, Professor, IEE-ULB – Institute for European Studies, Université Libre de Bruxelles and Special Advisor to the European Commission
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.
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  • Innovation Policy
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • European Politics and Policy
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.
‘The book’s structure assists in its overall effectiveness in analyzing the complexities and challenges of the Lisbon Agenda. The presentation is clear and the style is generally quite lively, even for readers unfamiliar with the thematic. Thanks to the diversity of academic and cultural backgrounds of the authors, the book manages to strike a balance between political, sociological and economic analyzes. As such, the interdisciplinary approach is refreshingly welcome as it is reflecting the general philosophy of the Lisbon Agenda and provides a more in-depth analysis of each dimension of the Lisbon Strategy.’
– Vivien Sierens, Central European Journal of International and Security Studies

‘This edited volume by Maria João Rodrigues is a welcome addition to the existing body of literature on the European Union (EU). The book focuses on the implementation of the Lisbon Agenda and its implications for European internal policies, for EU external actions and for the EU governance system. . . the book, while useful for anyone who wants to read a general overview of the Lisbon Agenda and its political significance, is also highly recommended to policy-makers and practitioners interested in evaluating the achievements of the Agenda to date and analysing possible options for the future.’
– Journal of Contemporary Studies
Contributors: I. Begg, J. Berghman, R. Boyer, B. Coriat, W. Drechsler, J. Goetschy, B.-Å. Lundvall, P.C. Padoan, M.J. Rodrigues, L. Soete, M. Telò, Á. Török
Contents:

Preface

Europe, Globalization and the Lisbon Agenda: An Introduction
Maria João Rodrigues

PART I: DEVELOPING THE LISBON AGENDA AT THE EUROPEAN LEVEL
1. On the European Innovation Policy: Key Issues for Policy-Making
Maria João Rodrigues

2. Some Reflections on Innovation Policy
Luc Soete

3. Toward a Sustainable European Social Model: Key Issues for Policy-Making
Maria João 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 João 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 João Rodrigues

PART II: THE EUROPEAN LISBON AGENDA AND NATIONAL DIVERSITY
8. The European Lisbon Agenda and National Diversity: Key Issues for Policy-Making
Maria João 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
Ádám Török

12. The Lisbon Agenda and the Key Reforms at National Level: Conclusions of the Debate
Maria João 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 João Rodrigues

14. The External Implications of the Lisbon Agenda
Bengt-Åke 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 Telò

17. The Lisbon Agenda and the External Action of the European Union: Conclusions of the Debate
Maria João Rodrigues

PART IV: THE LISBON AGENDA AND EUROPEAN GOVERNANCE
18. The Lisbon Agenda and European Governance: Key Issues for Policy-Making
Maria João Rodrigues

19. Assessing the Implications of the Lisbon Treaty for the Lisbon Agenda
Mario Telò

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 João Rodrigues

Conclusion
Maria João 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