Portugal : Strategic Options in a European Context

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For Portugal, joining the EU in 1986 signalled the beginning of increased integration into Europe, following more than forty years of political authoritarianism and international isolation. Since then, the Portuguese democracy has fully consolidated, the state dirigisme that had emerged in the wake of the revolution has given way to privatization and economic liberalization, and an already open economy has pursued further integration with European partners, especially neighboring Spain. In this key volume, noted scholars examine the gains and risks of Portugal's regional integration into the EU and suggest options for the future. They address related issues in four main areas of concern: national identity and literature, economics and finance, social policy and the state, and science and research policy. This comprehensive assessment of Portugal's emergence into international trade and diplomacy provides a model for future studies of the impact of EU integration on the society and culture of new member states.
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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 272.16g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0739105094
  • 9780739105092

Table of contents

Part 1 National Identity and Literature Chapter 2 The Future of a National Symbol Chapter 3 Pessoa, an Uncomfortable Icon of Portuguese Contemporary Culture Chapter 4 The Loss of Memory Chapter 5 Remarks Part 6 Economics and Finance Chapter 7 Monetary Policy in a Monetary Union: What do Small Countries Stand to Gain and to Lose? Chapter 8 Portugal's European Integration: The Limits of External Pressure Chapter 9 Remarks Part 10 Social Policy and the State Chapter 11 Building a Welfare State within a Context of Austerity: The Portuguese Case Chapter 12 Industrial Relations in Portugal: Continuity or Controlled Change Chapter 13 Social Security Reform in Europe: The Difficult Step to Second Generation Reform Chapter 14 Remarks Part 15 Science and Research Policy Chapter 16 What to do with Time and Greatness: Strategic Options in the Health Sciences Research in Portugal at the Turn of the Century Chapter 17 Mathematics Research, Technology, and the Improvement of Living Standards Chapter 18 A Case Study on the Management of R&D in Telecommunications Chapter 19 Portuguese Social and Human Sciences within the European Research Context Chapter 20 Remarks
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About Angelo Cardoso

Fatima Monteiro is a Research Associate at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Lisbon. Jose Albuquerque Tavares is Assistant Professor of Economics at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Miguel Glatzer is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University. Angelo Cardoso MD, Ph.D., is a Research Group Leader at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Instructor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School.
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