EU Experimental Governance, julij 2014
EP elections 2014 – How To Reinvent European Social Democracy? – komentar, junij 2014
A Different EU is possible – toward comprehensive economic and social reconstruction of EU, september 2013, Matjaž Nahtigal
European Regional Disparities: The Crucial Source of European Un-sustainability, published in Lex localis, July 2013, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 601 – 614, available at Social Science Research Network
The ongoing European crisis has revealed many deficiencies in the existing European institutional architecture. One of the crucial deficiencies is the unsustainable European regional disparity between the most developed European regions and those regions that are falling behind—a gap that is growing. This pattern of development creates an unsustainable pattern for the future development of the EU. The gap between the advanced segments of society with access to up-to-date knowledge, skills, technology, capital, and other resources and the excluded segments of society is also growing within the advanced European regions. Such observations indicate the need for far stronger anti-dualist economic, social, and legal policy at all levels of European polity. The EU’s response to the crisis has been inadequate as it has ignored the diversity of needs as well as opportunities for local and regional populations across the EU. Instead of focusing the economic, social, and legal reconstruction on a “one size fits all” model imposed from the top, the EU should spur local and regional innovations, initiatives, and development dynamics from below. Thus, in the EU, we need more policy space as well as more opportunities for economic, legal, social, and political innovations at the local, regional, and national levels. We need to create an EU that supports—not suppresses—diversity, sustainability, plurality, and the co-existence of institutional models.
The idea of subsidiarity, diversity, and initiatives from below should be revived in order to create a more sustainable future for the EU.
Keywords: EU regional disparities · economic and social reconstruction · subsidiarity · regional institutional innovations
The economic, legal and social aspects of the role of financial institutions before, during and after the financial crisis – University of Primorska – Faculty of Management Date posted: December 29, 2012
The purpose of this article is to reflect upon the importance and the role of financial institutions before, during and after the financial crisis and to outline proposals for alternative approaches to the financial crisis. Without an understanding of the historic development, nature and scope, and important limitations of modern financial institutions, the regulatory reform of modern financial institutions cannot be successful.
The success of financial reforms and their restructuring can only be measured when modern financial institutions participate, support and develop the real economy and support a more balanced, inclusive and diverse social development process. This is what the really ‘exciting’ banking and finance organizations should stand for. At the moment, the Western societies are still moving away from the goal of socially useful role of financial institutions. The regulatory reforms, bail-outs and dominant ideas about the European banking union, for example, are impeding, rather than facilitating, hopes for real economic and social recovery on both sides of the Atlantic. Only after an in-depth understanding of the substantive intricacies of modern financial institutions, can we approach a meaningful and thoughtful regulatory reform.
Independent minded scholars from all over the world would make a historical mistake if they continue to ignore the wide variety of ways that the financial, economic and social reconstruction of modern societies in different parts of the world can be accomplished.
Sodobne paradigme managementa – pravni in primerjalni vidiki, Management 7 (4): 277 – 294