Synopses & Reviews
Geographer McCann explores recent and ongoing changes in the EuropeanUnion's cohesion policy, which deals with regional and urban development, for both scholars and policy makers. He covers thebackdrop to European Union cohesion policy debates: Europe 2020 and the post-crisis economy; the regional and urban economies of theEuropean Union; the logic and workings of the European Union cohesion policy; a reformed European Union cohesion policy;innovation, regions, and the case for regional innovation policies; and smart specialization and European regions.Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
The regional and urban development policy of the European Union, or more precisely, EU Cohesion Policy, is undergoing change. This development is driven by the enormous transformations in European regions and by shifts in thinking and analysis. The issues raised by the changes to regional and urban development policy in Europe span many academic disciplines and build on different research methodologies. A broad approach is required in order to address these issues and this book explicitly incorporates insights from a range of different disciplines. After examining the major regional and urban features of the European economy and discussing the analytical underpinnings of the current re-design to EU Cohesion Policy, the book also aims to provide a road map of the various EU regional and urban data-sources which are available to researchers and policy-makers. This book is aimed at all economists, geographers, regional scientists, spatial planners, transportation scientists, sociologists, urban studies researchers, environmental scholars, political scientists and policy-analysts who are interested in regional and urban issues.