Social Dimensions of Regional Integration - A High Level Symposium: Conclusions

Deacon, Bob, Nicola, Yeates and Van Langenhove, Luk (2006). Social Dimensions of Regional Integration - A High Level Symposium: Conclusions. UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies.

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    Author Deacon, Bob
    Nicola, Yeates
    Van Langenhove, Luk
    Title Social Dimensions of Regional Integration - A High Level Symposium: Conclusions
    Volume/Issue No. 13
    Publication Date 2006
    Place of Publication Bruges
    Publisher UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies
    Language eng
    Abstract

    The aim of this symposium was to analyse the social dimensions of regional
    integration policies. It was suggested that policy orientated social science could help
    identify the potential advantages for countries of taking further steps towards the
    development of regional social policies. Increasingly regions might be considered an
    emerging space between the national and the global for the formulation and
    implementation of such policies. The context of this focus on the regional level was
    the absence of a social clause in global economic and financial polices and
    disagreements between countries as to how to reconcile economic openness with
    social standards. One strategy to achieve a socially just globalization might be to
    enhance the role of regions. The symposium was contextualized by two background
    papers commissioned from the United Nations University (authored by Luk Van
    Langenhove) and the Globalism and Social Policy Programme (GASPP) authored
    by Nicola Yeates and Bob Deacon.

    Copyright Holder UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies
    Copyright Year 2006
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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