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Title Baltic partnerships : integration, growth and local governance in the Baltic Sea Region / edited by Sylvain Giguère
Published Paris : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (265 pages) : illustrations
Series Local economic and employment development, 1990-1097
Local economic and employment development.
Contents Executive summary -- Ch. 1. Integration, growth and governance in the Baltic Sea Region / Sylvain Giguère -- Ch. 2. The governance of employment and economic development in the Baltic States / Alf Vanags -- Ch. 3. Enhancing the development process in Lithuania: toward truly participative governance / Micheál Ơ Cinnéide -- Ch. 4. Reforming both local government and local governance: the challenge to Latvia / Mike Geddes -- Ch. 5. Consolidated local governments in partnerships: a key to promoting economic development in Estonia / Jussi S. Jauhiainen -- Ch. 6. The governance of economic and employment development in North West Russia / Irina Denisova and Marcus Svedberg -- Ch. 7. Area-based partnerships as forms of collaborative governance in Germany / Holger Kuhle -- Ch. 8. Cross-border co-operation and local governance : the case of Kaliningrad / Alexey Ignatiev -- Ch. 9. The possibility of creating regional governments in the Baltic States: the case of Latvia / Ligita Začesta and Maris Pūk̦is -- Ch. 10. Regional co-operation on innovation and cluster development / Emily Wise Hansson
Summary The Baltic Sea Region is rapidly becoming one of the world's more competitive regions. The region is capitalising on its strengths and making the most of its diversity to stimulate innovation, build a strong pool of skilled labour and foster entrepreneurship. A deep spirit of co-operation and integration has led the Baltic Sea countries to set up ambitious governance frameworks to pursue economic development objectives jointly from Oslo to St. Petersburg. Yet major challenges at the local level lie ahead for the Eastern shores of the Baltic, where economic transition still needs to be accompanied by more innovative strategic planning, new forms of governance and dynamic civic entrepreneurship. Policies will need to be made more adaptable and capacities will need to be strengthened if prosperity and living standards are to increase on the Baltic Rim. Fortunately, the Baltic Sea Region includes some of the world's most innovative countries. From Denmark to Finland, the Region possesses a breadth of experience in facilitating policy co-ordination, adjusting policy to local conditions and involving business and civil society in shaping policy measures. There is a great deal that other countries can learn from this experience in setting up partnerships, regional strategic frameworks and other forms of governance. The learning process has already started, with the Baltic Rim becoming a unique laboratory for governance. This book analyses the new governance developments in the Baltic States and Northwest Russia and provides suggestions on how to speed up this progress. It is essential reading for all stakeholders in the Baltic Sea Region and for those elsewhere wishing to apply emerging lessons to their region of the world
Notes "LEED Programme"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Subject Economic development -- Baltic Sea Region
Local government -- Baltic Sea Region
Baltic Sea Region -- Economic integration
Baltic Sea Region -- Politics and government
Form Electronic book
Author Giguère, Sylvain.
Local Economic and Employment Development (Program)
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
SourceOECD (Online service)
LC no. 2007444896
ISBN 1281745790
926402929X (PDF)
9789264029293 (PDF)