REGIONALISM IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

A Conference Co-Sponsored by the European Union Center of Georgia and
Georgia State University

April 20, 2001
Atlanta, Georgia

Program

8:00 Registration and Refreshments

Troy Moore Library (9th Floor, General Classroom Building on the campus of Georgia State University) 8:15 Welcome

                    William M. Downs, Conference Organizer

                    Dr. Brian Murphy, Co-Director of the European Union Center of Georgia
 

8:30-10:00 PANEL I

REGIONALISM BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE: MAKING SENSE OF AN ELUSIVE CONCEPT                     Moderator: Brian Murphy, EU Center of Georgia "Constitutional regions in the European Union: added value, critical success factors and political consequences"
Hendrik Vos, Tine Boucke, and Carl Devos, University of Ghent (Belgium)
 

"The Concept of ‘Region’: Theoretical and Methodological Notes on its Reconstruction"
Peter Schmitt-Egner, University of Siegen (Germany)
 

"Regionalism in the EU: Legal Oragnization of a Challenging Social Phenomenon"
Andrew Evans, Queen’s University of Belfast
 

                            Discussant: William M. Downs, Georgia State University
                            Rapporteur: Eleanor Morris, Georgia State University
 

10:00-10:15 Coffee Break
 

10:15-12:00 PANEL II

                        EU REGIONAL POLICY IN ACTION

                        Moderator: Albert Yee, Georgia State University

"EU-Funded Projects in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland"
Allen B. Moore, University of Georgia
 

"The Implementation of European Community Policy in France: Towards the Territorial Redeployment of the State"
Olivier Nay, University of Bordeaux
 

"Financial Instruments and EU Initiatives to Combat Regional Disparities"
Rosa Madera, Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces
 

Discussant: Edward Moxon-Browne, University of Limerick
Rapporteur: Satu Riutta, Georgia State University

12:00-1:30   Lunch
                    Capital Suite, GSU Student Center
 

1:45-3:30 PANEL IIIa

 
REGIONALISM AS POLITICAL AND INSTITUTIONAL DECENTRALIZATION
(Tro Moore Library, 9th Floor of General Classroom Building)  
Moderator: Barbara Donovan, Wesleyan College
"Decentralist trends in EU Member States: The Welsh Labour Experience"
Andrew Edwards, University of Wales (Bangor)
"Bombs and Ballots: The Basque Situation in the Context of Democratization and European Integration"
Erich Frankland, Casper College
 
"How (A)symmetric is Belgian Federalism?"
Wilfried Swenden, KU Leuven

Discussant: Thomas D. Lancaster, Emory University
Rapporteur: Heather Heckel, Georgia State University

PANEL IIIb REGIONAL AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT IN ACCESSION STATES AND NEIGHBORING STATES                     (Sinclair Suite, 2nd Floor of Student Center)
  Moderator: Chip Carey, Georgia State University

"The Ambiguous Benefits of European Union Regional Policy for Applicant Countries: The Case of the Czech Republic"
Edward Moxon-Browne, University of Limerick

"‘From The Outside In’ Or ‘The Inside Out’? EU Integration And The Emergence Of Regional Cooperation In Central And Eastern Europe"
Margit Williams, University of South Florida

"Inter-regional cooperation between North-Western Subjects of Russian Federation and Regions of European Union"
Olya Romanova, University of Nizhny Novgorod

Discussant: Chip Carey, Georgia State University                                        Rapporteur: Mihnea Nastase, Georgia State University


3:30-3:45 Coffee Break

3:45-5:30 PANEL IV
                FORMS AND TRENDS IN REGIONAL COOPERATION AND INNOVATION
                (Troy Moore Library)

                    Moderator: Jeffrey Reznick, Emory University

"Economic Development in Two Spanish Regions: A Space for Political Action"
Jeanie Bukowski, Bradley University
 

"The Emergence of the Transmanche Euroregion, Policy networks and meso-level development"
Matthew Cannon, University of Limerick

"Subsidiarity in a Europe of the Regions"
Ian Cooper, Yale University
 

Discussant: Chris Brown, Southern Center for International Studies
Rapporteur: Marcela Szymanski, Georgia State University
 
 
 


 


 

For more information about the conference, please contact:

William M. Downs
Department of Political Science
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Tel: (404) 651-4841
Fax: (404) 651-1434

polwmd@panther.gsu.edu