Competing Europe: how harmonization and integration can harm progress Cover Image
  • Price 2.80 €

Competing Europe: how harmonization and integration can harm progress
Competing Europe: how harmonization and integration can harm progress

Author(s): Martin Vlachynský
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)

Summary/Abstract: The process of competition constantly fuels progress through discoveries of better solutions to the changing and growing demands of mankind. While more often coupled with entrepreneurship, competition is important also in the field of public policies – especially on such a diverse playing field as Europe. In this paper, the author describes the role of social competition and its positive effects, and shows that these effects may be applied not only to the market of goods and services, but also to the notional market of public policies. Finally, his analysis reflects on the current situation in the EU and eurozone, supporting the need for more rather than less competition between public policies in Europe.

  • Issue Year: XXII/2013
  • Issue No: 01-02
  • Page Range: 105-121
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English