Regional economic adjustment in the new Europe: the prospects for Scotland

Chris Moore, Simon Booth

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

This article looks at the two key forces in the spatial development of the EC in the run-up to 1992. On the one hand the pressure for greater integration and
unification around a liberal market economy and on the other the fragmentation and defence of 'peripheral' regional interests against centralisation. In this context
peripheral is as much a socio-economic concept as a geographical one. These reflections are based on recent research into the configuration of regional interests, institutions and policy networks in Scotland which need to be placed in a wider context of a single European marketplace. The two European Community developments of the free market and social charter (1992) encapsulate this
powerful and potentially contradictory force. The former is based on liberalisation, including the removal of barriers and constraints on the movement of goods, services and labour within the Community. The latter is based on the continental European notion of social partnership involving the organised interests of European and nation-state institutions, labour and capital. The balance between the economic and social forces embodied in these two concepts has yet to be worked out in terms of which development will dominate in the creation of a more united Europe.
LanguageEnglish
Pages65-71
Number of pages7
JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
Volume16
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1991

Fingerprint

Labor
Regional economics
Scotland
Socio-economics
Policy networks
Centralization
Economics
Market economy
Fragmentation
Liberalization
Social partnership
Free market
Charter
Nation-state

Keywords

  • European Union
  • European Community
  • regional economic development
  • industrial development
  • Scotland
  • dependency model
  • internationalised market structures

Cite this

Moore, Chris ; Booth, Simon. / Regional economic adjustment in the new Europe : the prospects for Scotland. In: Quarterly Economic Commentary. 1991 ; Vol. 16, No. 4. pp. 65-71.
@article{dbada3a652dd438083ecff8b4e95af11,
title = "Regional economic adjustment in the new Europe: the prospects for Scotland",
abstract = "This article looks at the two key forces in the spatial development of the EC in the run-up to 1992. On the one hand the pressure for greater integration andunification around a liberal market economy and on the other the fragmentation and defence of 'peripheral' regional interests against centralisation. In this contextperipheral is as much a socio-economic concept as a geographical one. These reflections are based on recent research into the configuration of regional interests, institutions and policy networks in Scotland which need to be placed in a wider context of a single European marketplace. The two European Community developments of the free market and social charter (1992) encapsulate thispowerful and potentially contradictory force. The former is based on liberalisation, including the removal of barriers and constraints on the movement of goods, services and labour within the Community. The latter is based on the continental European notion of social partnership involving the organised interests of European and nation-state institutions, labour and capital. The balance between the economic and social forces embodied in these two concepts has yet to be worked out in terms of which development will dominate in the creation of a more united Europe.",
keywords = "European Union, European Community, regional economic development, industrial development, Scotland, dependency model, internationalised market structures",
author = "Chris Moore and Simon Booth",
year = "1991",
language = "English",
volume = "16",
pages = "65--71",
journal = "Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary",
issn = "2046-5378",
publisher = "University of Strathclyde",
number = "4",

}

Regional economic adjustment in the new Europe : the prospects for Scotland. / Moore, Chris; Booth, Simon.

In: Quarterly Economic Commentary, Vol. 16, No. 4, 1991, p. 65-71.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Regional economic adjustment in the new Europe

T2 - Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary

AU - Moore, Chris

AU - Booth, Simon

PY - 1991

Y1 - 1991

N2 - This article looks at the two key forces in the spatial development of the EC in the run-up to 1992. On the one hand the pressure for greater integration andunification around a liberal market economy and on the other the fragmentation and defence of 'peripheral' regional interests against centralisation. In this contextperipheral is as much a socio-economic concept as a geographical one. These reflections are based on recent research into the configuration of regional interests, institutions and policy networks in Scotland which need to be placed in a wider context of a single European marketplace. The two European Community developments of the free market and social charter (1992) encapsulate thispowerful and potentially contradictory force. The former is based on liberalisation, including the removal of barriers and constraints on the movement of goods, services and labour within the Community. The latter is based on the continental European notion of social partnership involving the organised interests of European and nation-state institutions, labour and capital. The balance between the economic and social forces embodied in these two concepts has yet to be worked out in terms of which development will dominate in the creation of a more united Europe.

AB - This article looks at the two key forces in the spatial development of the EC in the run-up to 1992. On the one hand the pressure for greater integration andunification around a liberal market economy and on the other the fragmentation and defence of 'peripheral' regional interests against centralisation. In this contextperipheral is as much a socio-economic concept as a geographical one. These reflections are based on recent research into the configuration of regional interests, institutions and policy networks in Scotland which need to be placed in a wider context of a single European marketplace. The two European Community developments of the free market and social charter (1992) encapsulate thispowerful and potentially contradictory force. The former is based on liberalisation, including the removal of barriers and constraints on the movement of goods, services and labour within the Community. The latter is based on the continental European notion of social partnership involving the organised interests of European and nation-state institutions, labour and capital. The balance between the economic and social forces embodied in these two concepts has yet to be worked out in terms of which development will dominate in the creation of a more united Europe.

KW - European Union

KW - European Community

KW - regional economic development

KW - industrial development

KW - Scotland

KW - dependency model

KW - internationalised market structures

UR - http://www.strath.ac.uk/frasercommentary/

UR - http://www.strath.ac.uk/fraser/

M3 - Article

VL - 16

SP - 65

EP - 71

JO - Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary

JF - Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary

SN - 2046-5378

IS - 4

ER -