© 1999

Spatial Dynamics of European Integration

Regional and Policy Issues at the Turn of the Century

  • Manfred M. Fischer
  • Peter Nijkamp

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Spatial Dynamics of European Economic Integration: Prologue

    1. Manfred M. Fischer, Peter Nijkamp
      Pages 1-10
  3. European Monetary Unification and Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Peter Nijkamp, Shunli Wang
      Pages 13-34
    3. Raúl Ramos, Miquel Clar, Jordi Suriñach
      Pages 63-93
    4. Martin Hallet
      Pages 94-109
    5. Dino Martellato
      Pages 110-128
    6. Victor Murinde, Juda Agung, Andy Mullineux
      Pages 129-142
  4. Economic Integration, Cohesion and Regional Policy

  5. Community Enlargement Towards Central and Eastern Europe: Problems and Prospects

About this book


Although it is agreed that the dual development of monetary integration and territorial enlargement are likely to generate profound effects on European spatial structure, in both West and East, much uncertainty centres around the question of what changes will be brought about. This book furthers our economic understanding of the opportunities and challenges offered by these developments. The emphasis is primarily on the economic agenda associated with European integration. Part A reviews the debate on European monetary unification. Economic integration raises many issues, one which is dealt in depth is the issue of convergence versus divergence. Part B centres around the dynamics of cohesion in the EU and the associated regional policies, reflecting on experience from the past and challenges for the future. Part C sheds some light on the complexities of transition and integration of Central and Eastern European countries, the second major challenge being faced by the EU at the turn of the century.


Convergence EU Enlargement European Union (EU) Exchange Rates Handelbilanz Konvergenz Monetary Unification Optimum Currency Area Regional Disparities Trade Balance Wechsekurse Währungsunion regionale Unterschiede

Editors and affiliations

  • Manfred M. Fischer
    • 1
    • 2
  • Peter Nijkamp
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Economic and Social GeographyUniversity of Economics and Business AdministrationViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institute for Urban and Regional ResearchAustrian Academy of SciencesViennaAustria
  3. 3.Department of Spatial EconomicsFree UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Spatial Dynamics of European Integration
  • Book Subtitle Regional and Policy Issues at the Turn of the Century
  • Editors Manfred M. Fischer
    Peter Nijkamp
  • Series Title Advances in Spatial Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-65817-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-64293-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-60180-4
  • Series ISSN 1430-9602
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 367
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics European Integration
    Regional/Spatial Science
    Macroeconomics/Monetary Economics//Financial Economics
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