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Trans-European Networks

The Political Economy of Integrating Europe’s Infrastructure

  • Debra Johnson
  • Colin Turner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Debra Johnson, Colin Turner
    Pages 1-15
  3. Debra Johnson, Colin Turner
    Pages 16-44
  4. Debra Johnson, Colin Turner
    Pages 45-90
  5. Debra Johnson, Colin Turner
    Pages 91-121
  6. Debra Johnson, Colin Turner
    Pages 122-147
  7. Debra Johnson, Colin Turner
    Pages 148-173
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 191-228

About this book

Introduction

Trans-European networks (TENs) are a key theme in the process of integration for the EU as it enters the next millennium. The attainment of these networks stretches across many different areas of European policy and economy. The development of TENs is about establishing a series of infrastructure networks that complement the broad changes in the European economy facilitated by the development of the Single European Market. The book examines the development of TENs in the three key sectors: transport, energy and telecommunications, noting key themes and issues that need to be faced in their attainment. Attention is also paid to common problems in their realisation most notably the financing problems. The EU's strategy to develop these networks is essentially market-led yet, as the financing issues indicate, a consensus between the states in allowing commercial investment in infrastructure is proving elusive.

Keywords

energy European Integration European policy political economy transport

Authors and affiliations

  • Debra Johnson
    • 1
  • Colin Turner
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Lincolnshire and HumbersideUK

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