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The European challenge: Innovation, policy learning and social cohesion in the new knowledge economy

Graham Room


Economic and social change is accelerating under the twin impact of globalisation and the new information technologies. But how are these processes interrelated? Are they impelling us towards a common socio-economic future? What can governments do if they want to manage and steer the direction of development? This book addresses these questions with particular reference to the European Union, which has made the development of a socially cohesive, knowledge-based economy its central task for the present decade. It assesses both the challenges and the policy instruments that are being deployed, ... More

Keywords: economic change, social change, globalisation, information technologies, European Union, new economy, innovation, education, social cohesion, policy benchmarking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9781861347398
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347398.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Graham Room, author