Key Factors of Structural Change in North Rhine-Westphalia

Author
Claudio Maggi
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Institute for Development and Peace
Abstract
Recent years have seen the re-emergence of industrial policies and policies for the promotion of economic activity in both industrialised and developing countries, flanked by regional and national strategies for enhanced integration into increasingly globalised international markets, improved competitiveness and sustainably dynamic economic growth. The growing popularity of these policies is also a reflection of recent currents in international economic debate, notably the argument that the recipes for stability staunchly championed by neo-liberals, which gave rise to the Washington Consensus in the early eighties, need to be complemented by more committed policies designed to strengthen international competitiveness.
Topic
Development, Economics, Globalization, Government, Industrial Policy
Political Geography
Europe, Washington, Westphalia