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Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Political Entrepreneurship for a Prosperous Europe Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Professor Emeritus of the Economics of Technological Change, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University and Professor Emeritus, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Daniel Silander, Associate Professor and Brigitte Pircher, Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Linnaeus University, Sweden
This study explores the Europe 2020 strategy and the role of European political entrepreneurship in debating, shaping and implementing this strategy within the EU. The book sets out to explore the content, conditions and consequences of Europe 2020 by analysing the plan for a future prosperous EU economy. The main focus is on European political entrepreneurship and how the strategy has been debated and decided on, and then implemented from a governance perspective with multiple European actors.
Extent: c 288 pp
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Publication Date: May 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78897 408 0
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This timely and engaging book explores the role of European political entrepreneurship in debating, shaping and implementing the Europe 2020 strategy. Insightful chapters analyse the content, conditions and consequences of Europe 2020, investigating the plan for a future prosperous EU economy.

Focussing on how European political entrepreneurship functions in times of crisis, Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth considers these crises as potential windows of opportunity. The expert contributors highlight how the 2020 strategy has been debated, decided on, and then implemented from a governance perspective with multiple actors, and look ahead to necessary future developments. Further to this, multi-level governance is discussed as a way to address the demanded socio-economic goals across the EU in order to effect smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

Entrepreneurship and public policy scholars, particularly those with an interest in European affairs, will find this book to be an interesting read. It will also prove to be a powerful resource for politicians and public servants working within the Europe 2020 strategy.
‘This is a timely and highly policy relevant collection of contributions that explores the role of European political entrepreneurship in debating, shaping and implementing the Europe 2020 strategy within the EU. The book is coherent and provides its readers with key insights regarding the contents of Europe 2020, core actors and policies on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. I highly recommend the book to anyone interested in the current policy of the EU and in European political entrepreneurship.’
– Martin Andersson, Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, and Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Sweden

‘This edited volume is an excellent starting point for everyone interested in how Europe may continue to be a guiding beacon in terms of economy, democracy and sustainability when challenged by US tech giants and Chinese state enterprises.’
– Bent Meier Sørensen, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Contributors include: H. Ekelund, A. Haglund-Morrissey, C. Karlsson, M. Nilsson, M. Öhlén, A. Parkhouse, B. Pircher, C. Silander, D. Silander, S. Tavassoli
Contents:

Part I Europe 2020 and Framework of Study
1. The European Commission and Europe 2020: Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
Daniel Silander

2. EU, Europe 2020 and a Social Market Economy
Daniel Silander

Part II Core Actors on Europe 2020
3. Policy-Making in the European Council and the Council of the EU on Europe 2020: The Presidency Effect
Brigitte Pircher

4. The European Parliament and the Europe 2020 Strategy: An Arena for Public Debate or Political Entrepreneurship?
Mats Öhlén

5. Local and Regional Involvement in Europe 2020: A Success Story?
Brigitte Pircher

6. Europe 2020, EU Agencies and Political Entrepreneurship
Helena Ekelund

Part III Policies on Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
7. Policy-Evaluation in Competitiveness: Towards More Results-Oriented Industrial Policies
Charlie Karlsson and Sam Tavassoli

8. Research and Innovation
Anne Haglund-Morrissey

9. Gender Equality Policy
Charlotte Silander

10. Asylum- and Migration Policies: Enabling Inclusive Growth in the EU?
Anna Parkhouse

11. Climate and Environmental Politics: Resource Efficient
Martin Nilsson

Section 4: Concluding Remarks
12. European Political Entrepreneurship: Europe 2020 To An End
Daniel Silander

Index