Global and Regional (economic) integration regimes - consequences for (national) social policies

The difficulties of the latest WTO negotiation round have illustrated that institutionalised global economic integration may have its limits.

At the same time, the global economic crisis seems to nurture new strengths of regional economic integration. This offers interesting research perspectives in comparing the impact of dispersed economic integration systems upon social policy choices, at national as well as regional or even global levels. This seminar is meant to discuss those themes.


Dr. Stephen Kingah: (United Nations University, Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies, Belgium)

"Impact of regional strategies to mitigate unemployment in the wake of crises: Comparing the EU in Greece and MERCOSUR in Paraguay"

Dr. Donna E. Wood: (University of Victoria, Canada)

A paper related to Dr. Wood's presentation can be found below.

"Governing the Social Dimension in Canadian Federalism and European Integration: a Comparative Policy Analysis"

Location Details

The Liberty Building
University of Leeds

The Liberty Building is number 16 on the campus map, located on the western campus.