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Vittorio Capecchi, Andrea Gallina

For a polycentric Europe

How to save innovation from neoliberism
pagine 224
formato 14x21
anno 2008
ISBN 978-8889726143


The book analyses the evolution of the European Commission/European Union policies and documents on local and territorial development, starting from the “European Spatial Development Perspective-EDSP 1999”, within the ongoing juxtaposition between the neoliberal and the solidaristic economy models. Despite the strong focus on competitiveness and catching-up strategies in recent EU policies, promising directions of technological innovation and local development, inspired to the ESDP, are identified and analysed as good practices of local development.

Vittorio Capecchi is professor in Sociology and Sociology of Labour at the University of Bologna and coordinates the Master’s course in Technology for the Quality of Life.
Andrea Gallina is lecturer in International Political Economy and Economics of Innovation at Roskilde University and coordinates the activities of the Italian Ngo GVC in Vietnam.