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European Social Integration – A Model for East Asia?


György Széll, Werner Kamppeter and Moon

The book presents the contributions of an international workshop organised in November 2007 at the GSIS/SNU. Sixteen renowned authors from Europe and North-East Asia present the main lines of the European Social Integration process in the perspective which elements may be applicable to a regional integration in this part of the world. It became clear that the European Integration was first of all a political process although the economic forms seem to have been dominating. Social integration is the glue which at the end will bring and keep Europe together.
Contents: György Széll/Werner Kamppeter/Woosik Moon: Foreword – Cae-One Kim: The SNU-KIEP EU Center – Brian McDonald: The European Union – Philippe Pochet: EU and ASEAN - What lessons from EU social policy could be learned? – Janine Goetschy: Social Europe facing globalization - Assets and challenges for the ‘European Social Model’ – Béla Galgoczi: Enlargement - A danger for the European Social Model or an opportunity? – Werner Kamppeter: Lessons of European integration - A historical perspective – Dirk Jarré: The social culture - Pillar and glue of the European society – György Széll: Corporate Social Responsibility in North-East Asia - convergences and divergences – Woosik Moon: Globalization and social challenges - The case of Korea – Kwang-Yeong Shin: The development of the welfare regime in South Korea – Eun-Jin Lee: Formal organization and village as two units of DPRK society building – Deshan Lin: Selection of a social policy for the Chinese central government - Conditions and limitations – Liguang Yang/György Széll: Does a progressive income tax leads China to become a Welfare State? – Liguang Yang/György Széll: Trade unions and income regulation system in China – Shujro Yazawa: Two interpretations of the Japanese information society - The Japanese information society at a crossroad – Eun-Jeung Lee: ‘Confucian Culture’ and Social Democracy in East Asia – Helmut Loiskandl: Supranational identity and the appresentation to fact and ‘factum’ of history – Wolfgang Pape: European integration and East Asia: Learning from each other towards Omnilateralism.