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.
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. 302 pp., num fig. and tables
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.