Table of contents for Europe as an economic powerhouse : how the old continent is gaining new strength / Heino Fassbender.

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Table of Contents
Preface¿
Introduction¿
Part I Analysis of the state of Europe¿
Chapter 1 Europe's lost decade ¿ '1992' and all that¿
The world champion challenged! 
Europe¿s plans ¿ high hopes, great expectations
?	The single European market
?	Maastricht and monetary union 
?	The Lisbon agenda: More cheerleading
?	From Nice to a European Constitution? 
2006 ¿ Reality comes calling
?	The single market and red tape 
?	Monetary union: An economic dead-end?
?	Where Europe stands now
Chapter 2 Europe's real crisis¿
Disappointing growth rates
It's the productivity, stupid
The myth of the destructive welfare state
The myth of the generous welfare state
?	Relative poverty
?	Absolute poverty
?	How socially oriented is Europe?
The myth of globalization dangers
?	What is new in trade?
?	Offshoring
?	Why welfare states and globalization can go hand-in-hand
?	Social spending and openness
?	Why a low-wage sector strategy is not promising
Europe's ticking time bomb
Productivity growth: The most important way out
Chapter 3 Why the US model is not suited to Europe - and what we can learn anyway¿
The United States as a model - a brief survey
?	A smaller government - and a better one?
¿	Pensions
¿	Health Care
?	Labor market: McJobs instead of joblessness?
?	Inequality
?	Capital markets instead of bank loans?
?	Citizenship and the civil society - also-rans in the quality of social life
?	The coherent US system: myth or model?
Success on a shaky foundation? The United States in 2006
?	Low savings, excessive consumption and foreign funding 
?	A Housing Bubble
Selective learning instead of omnibus solutions
?	Streamlining the state
?	Labor market
?	Retirement planning
?	Corporate finance
Chapter 4 Economic indicators and the right measures¿
Origins and limits of the 'gross domestic product'
Beyond macroeconomics
The Quality-of-Life Index 
?	Material wealth
?	Leisure
?	Social justice and employment 
?	Environmentally responsible economics
?	The index as a whole
Part II Europe's journey to the top¿
Chapter 5 The power of unity: completing the single market¿
1992 and the consequences
?	Regulatory prerequisites
?	Change in trade volumes
?	Price differences for consumer goods
Bigger, better - richer?
Financial services and capital markets
Expansion - a big step towards the single market?
Chapter 6 What comes after deregulation? Smart regulation!...
Catching up through deregulation - two examples
?	Telecommunications
?	Road freight
Limitations and risks of deregulation
Smart regulation instead of simple deregulation
?	Objectives and results, costs and benefits 
?	Frameworks rather than rules
?	Implementation and controlling results 
?	Giving regulation a fixed expiration date
New ground rules for the old continent?
?	Europe¿s chance
?	Example of capital markets: reversing subsidiarity
?	Implications for Europe: efficiency, Brussels style 
Chapter 7 The concept of category definition¿
Category definition and redefinition
Creating and sustaining category definition
Examples of European category definition
?	The world's Number One chain saw: Stihl
?	Cars: The 'Mercedes' of an industry
?	Luxury goods: Gucci, Swarovski and the tradition of refined European craftsmanship
?	Fashion: Zara in Spain redefines supply chain excellence
?	Integrated shopping and leisure centers: Sonae Sierra sets new standards for retail ambience
?	Vacuum cleaners: Dyson delivers dream machines
Missed opportunities for category definition
Beyond the company: 'Made in Germany' 
Category definition for Europe
How the public sector can support the category definition process
Chapter 8 Reinventing the state¿
Investing in Europe¿s future
?	Demographic reserve
?	Private consumption and investment
?	Education and research
Trimming state spending to invest in the future
?	Reforming government services
?	Reinventing the European welfare state 
Secondary Effects ¿ Why "Less government can be more"
Getting the job done
Epilogue¿
A voice for Europe in world affairs
Making it happen

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Europe -- Economic conditions -- 1945-.