Program Of The

2nd International Conference On:

 

EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL & ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

 

MAY 27-29, 2004

ATHENS, GREECE

  

Conference Venue: Institute of Education and Training of the  Economic Chamber of Greece

 (9 Amvrosiou Frantzi Street, 117 43 Athens). The venue is close to the metro station SYGGROY-FIX.

 

Organizing Committee

1.      Gregory T. Papanikos, ATINER, Greece.

2.      Nicholas Pappas, ATINER and Sam Houston University, USA.

3.      Chris Sakellariou, ATINER and Nanyang University, Singapore.

4.      Angelos Tsaklaganos, ATINER and Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

5.      Stefania- Marina Yiannakaki, ATINER and the Institute of Education, University of London, U.K.

 

 

Administration

Tristan Hendy, Thomas Papanikos, Sylia Sakka,

 

Thursday May 27th, 2004

(The time for each session includes a 15 minute coffee break)

 

8:00-09:00 Registration

 

09:00-09:10 Welcome and Opening Remarks by Nicholas C. J. Pappas, Head of European Research Unit, ATINER, and Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA.


09:10-11:00

SESSION I (Plenary-Conference Room)

Chairperson:  Gregory T. Papanikos, ATINER, Greece.

 

  1. Stivachtis, Y., Academic Dean & Professor, University IFM, Switzerland. The Implementation and Scope of the European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP).
  2. Nadkarni, V., Professor, University of San Diego, USA. A Comparison and Analysis of Russian, Chinese, and Indian Perspectives on the First and Second Rounds of NATO Expansion.
  3. Van Aller, C., Associate Professor, Winthrop University, USA. East versus West: The Split on Iraq.
  4. Dursun, O., Ph.D. Student, University of Texas at Austin, USA. Transatlantic Rift?: An Assessment of the Peacekeeping Policies of the United States and the European Union.
  5. Buckinx, B., Ph.D. Student, Princeton University, USA. Deliberation and Power: When to Participate and When to Withdraw.

 


11:00 - 12:30 Thursday, May 27, 2004

 

 

SESSION II (Room A)

Chairperson: Stivachtis, Y., Academic Dean & Professor, University IFM, Switzerland.

SESSION III (Room B)

Chairperson:  Nadkarni, V., Professor, University of San Diego, USA.

1.      Tsardanidis, C., Director, Institute of International Economic Relations, Greece & Stavridis, S., Senior Fellow, University of Zaragoza, SpainEuropeanisation and Greek Foreign Policy.

2.      Christophorou, C., Director of Research, College of Tourism and Hotel Management, Cyprus. Cyprus Importing Voters and Potential of Manipulation of the Electorates Will.

3.      Perusek, G., Professor, Albion College, USA. Changing Moods and Democratic Athens in Thucydides

4.      Salem, H., Ph.D. student, University of Maine, France. Impacts of the Euro-Tunisian agreements of free exchange: evaluation by a Computable General Equilibrium Model in 1996.

1.      Williams, N., Lecturer, University of Wales, UK. State Authority and International Economic Regulation

2.      Schürz, M., Head of Monetary Unit, Oesterreichische National Bank. Paradoxes of the U.S. Financial System.

3.      Widsten, A. L., Graduate Fellow, Columbia University, USA. Transatlantic Tensions: U.S.-European Trade Clashes in the Post-World War II Period.

4.      Besson, F., Ph.D. student, University of Paris I, France and Mehdi, R., Ph.D. student, University of Paris I & University of Paris II, France. Is WTO Dispute settlement system biased against developing countries? An empirical analysis.

 


12:30 - 14:00 Thursday, May 27, 2004

 

SESSION IV (Room A)

Chairperson:  Kling, J., Professor, St. Lawrence University, USA

SESSION V (Room B):

Chairperson: Van Aller, C., Associate Professor, Winthrop University, USA.

1.         Draper, A., Professor, St. Lawrence University, USA. The Good Society:  Applying Sen's Capabilities Approach to Affluent Democracies.

2.         Latzer, M., Senior Researcher, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria &  Saurwein,   F., Research Associate, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria. The European Public Sphere: A Governance Perspective.

3.         Jenkins, M., Assistant Professor, St. Lawrence University, USA. Price Convergence Under the Euro: Do They Conform to PPP?

4.         Schonberg, K., Assistant Professor, St. Lawrence University, USA. NATO as Nation-Builder: Recent Evidence.

1.         Nistorescu, T. Professor, University of Craiova, Romania, Sitnikov, S. Lecturer, University of Craiova, Romania & Barbu, C.M., Assistant Professor, University of Craiova, Romania. Regional Development in Romania - Perspectives and Strategies.

2.          Cha, M. J., Professor, California State University, Fresno, U.S.A. Where Does North Koreas Staying Power Come from: A Systems Perspective.

3.         Törnquist-Plewa, B., Lecturer, University of Lund, Sweden. Nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe and the Enlargement of the EU.

4.         Hung, B.W-S., Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. Comparing the Trade-Creation Effects of Euroization Among EU Members.

 

 

14:00-15:00 LUNCH (Inside Conference Venue)


15:00 16 :30 Thursday, May 27, 2004

SESSION VI (Room A)

Chairperson:  *Cha, M. J., Professor, California State University, Fresno, U.S.A

SESSION VII (Room B)

Chairperson: Feng, Y., Professor, Claremont Graduate University, USA.

1.         Tezcan, M. Y., Ph.D. Candidate, Free University of Brussels, Belgium. Problematizing the Ontology of Intergovernmentalism: An English School Perspective.

2.         Eller, M., Research Assistant, Vienna University, Austria. The Optimal Decentralisation of Government Activity: Normative Recommendations for the European Constitution.

3.         Talshir, G., Visiting Junior Fellow, Oxford University, U.K. Reclaiming Politics: Realignment, Dealignment and the lesson from the European New Social Movements.

4.         Tridimas, G., Reader, University of Ulster, UK. Principles and Practices of the Independence of the European Court of Justice. A Political Economy Perspective.

1.         Bournakis, I., Researcher, University of Kent, UK. Trade Performance and the Growth of Productivity.

2.         Slavov, S. T., Assistant Professor, Pomona College, USA. Should the CEE Accession Countries Keep All Their Eggs in One Basket: The Role of Balance Sheet Effects.  

3.         Ivanov, I. D., Research Assistant, University of Cincinnati, USA. The Economic Impacts of the EU Eastern Enlargement: Perspectives From East And West

4.         Parais, S., Research Assistant, Daniel Berzsenyi College, Hungary. The Influence and Interests of the New Member States after the Eastern Enlargement.

 

 


16:30-18:00 Thursday, May 27, 2004

SESSION VIII (Room A)

Chairperson:  Bournakis, I., Researcher, University of Kent, UK.

SESSION IX (Room B):

Chairperson: Tatot, D., Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for European Studies, University of Bradford, U.K.

1.         Shi, T., Associate Professor, Duke University, USA. Does it Matter or Not: That is the Question: Cultural impacts on the Political Process. (May 27 afternoon or 28 morning)

2.         Uhlmann, P., Assistant Professor, Bentely College, USA. See How They Run:  Linkages Between National Elections and the Behavior of International Banking Flows in Developing Countries.

3.         Cihan, C., Ph.D. Student, University of Sydney, Australia. An Empirical Analysis Based on Knowledge Production for OECD Countries Including Turkey.

4.         Kong, T., Ph.D. Student, The Australian National University, Australia. Growth Effect of Political Institutions.

5.         Zhou, J., Professor, University of Bonn, Germany. Fear of Floating and Fear of Pegging: An Empirical Analysis of De Facto Exchange Rate Regimes in Developing Countries.

1.         McCartney, A., Co-director & Professor, Towson University, USA. German Foreign Policy, European Integration and German-Polish Economic Relations.

2.         Homlomg,N., Lecturer, Bfi College Vienna, Austia and Springler, E., Lecturer, Vienna University, Austria. Chances and Consequences of the EU-Enlargement for the Austrian Objective 1 Region.

3.         Bryson, P.J., Professor, Brigham Young University, USA. The Reluctant Public Sector Transition in the Slovak and Czech Republics.

4.         Jacobsen, B., Assistant Professor, Wisconsin Lutheran College, USA & Freese, J., Associate Professor, Wisconsin Lutheran College, USA. The Impacts of Financial and Factor Mobility on European Integration and Policy Cooperation and Coordination.

 

20:30 GREEK NIGHT (STAMATOPOULOS TAVERN, 26 Lissiou Street, PLAKA, Tel.: 210 3228722).


Friday May 28th, 2004

09:00-11:00

 

SESSION X (Room A)

Chairperson: Shamim, C.M., Associate Professor, California State University Fullerton, USA. (28th)

SESSION XI (Room B)

Chairperson: Kaloudis, G., Professor, Rivier College, USA.

1.         Sussman, G., Chair & Professor, Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA. Like Father, Like Son? Comparing Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and Global Climate Change.

2.         Lyons, B., Associate Professor, University of Akron, USA. Partnerships, Information, and Public Safety: Community Policing in a Time of Terror.

3.         Margheritis, A., Assistant Professor, University of Florida, USA. International Migration in the EU. Trends and lessons for a comparative cross-regional research agenda.

4.         Pallis, A., Lecturer, University of the Aegean, Greece. Institutional Dynamism in a Changing Economic Context: The E.U. Maritime Safety Policy. AM

5.         Georgel, N., Ph.D. Candidate, CERAT Institut dEtudes Politiques, Grenoble France. Legitimation through Environmentalism? Environmental NGOs within the European Policy-Making Process.

 

1.         Cuche, N. A., Economist, Swiss National Bank, Switzerland. Is Europe a Large Switzerland? Or Switzerland a Small Europe? A Monetary and Fiscal Policy Parallel.

2.         Sousa, P., Professor, Universidade Portucalense Oporto & Research Assistant, CIEF, Portugal & Barata, J.M., Professor, ISEG, Technical University of Lisbon & Research Director, CIEF, ISEG, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. Divergences in the Economic and Monetary Union and Interest Rates.

3.         Pacheco, L.M., Assistant Professor, Universidade Portucalense, Portugal and CIEF Centro de Investigação sobre Economia Financeira, Technical University of Lisbon ISEG, Portugal. Asset Prices and Monetary Policy in the Euro Area: A Tentative Model.

4.         Duarte, P. A.M., Teaching Assistant, University of Coimbra, Portugal & Sousa Andrade, J., Full Professor, University of Coimbra, Portugal. How the Gold Standard Functioned in Portugal: An Analysis of Some Macroeconomic Aspects. (Presentation 28th May).

5.         Herzog, B., Ph.D. Student, Otto-Friedrich-University, Germany. Modes of Economic Governance and Interaction Conflicts. The Stability and Growth Pact and Its Institutional Inconsistencies.

 

11:00 12 :30 Friday, May 28, 2004

 

SESSION XII (Room A)

Chairperson: Sussman, G., Chair & Professor, Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA.

SESSION XIII (Room B)

Chairperson: Sousa, P., Professor, Universidade

Portucalense Oporto & Research Assistant, CIEF, Portugal

1.         Plekhanov, S., Associate Professor, York University, Canada. Stability or Stagnation? Results of the Evolution of Electoral Democracy in Russia, 1989-2004.

2.         Kaloudis, G., Professor, Rivier College, USA. Greece: The Long Road to a Consolidated Democracy.

3.         Parent, J., Faculty Fellow, Columbia University, USA. The Founding of the American Constitution. (28 May)

4.         Gursoy, F. Y., Ph.D. Student, University of Virginia, USA. Democratization in Greece and Turkey.

1.         Tatot, D., Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for European Studies, University of Bradford, U.K. & PhD Student, University of Dijon, France. Contribution to the European Budget: Rethinking the Debate in Terms of Trade and Growth Variation.

2.         Feng, Y., Professor, Claremont Graduate University, USA. Domestic Institutional Convergence and Regional Integration: Problems and Prospects in the Transformation of Domestic Economic Systems and Transition toward a Regional Entity.

3.         Neal, A., Associate Editor, University of Pittsburgh, USA. A More Level Playing Field? Tax Policy Implications of the European Electronic Value Added Tax (E-Vat) on us Corporations.

4.         Andrews, D.A., Researcher, European University Institute, Italy.  Autonomy, Influence, and Asymmetric Coordination.

 


12 :30-14:00 Friday, May 28, 2004

SESSION XIV (Room A)

Chairperson: Barata, J.M., Professor, ISEG, Technical University of Lisbon & Research Director, CIEF, ISEG, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal.

SESSION XV (Room B):

Chairperson:  Freese, J., Associate Professor, Wisconsin Lutheran College, USA.

 

1.         Kiheung, K., Professor, Kyonggi University, Korea. Asia-Europe Cooperation Framework. (28 May)

2.         Shamim, C.M., Associate Professor, California State University Fullerton, USA. The Role of Non-Permanent Members in the United Nations Security Council in the 21st Century.

3.         Bolton, I.R., Ph.D. Student, University of Connecticut, USA. Adapting to a Unipolar World: Sino-European Cooperation in Space.

1.         Zeigler, D.J., Professor, Old Dominion University, USA. Europe Re-Assembled: Political Cartographics.

2.         Lombard, E. N., Associate Professor, Oakland University, USA. Toward a Coherent Global Economic Governance Strategy: Labor and Environmental Safeguards and the Free Trade Regime.

3.         Bickerton, C., Project Coordinator, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, Switzerland. Voluntary Empire in Eastern Europe Voluntary Empire in Easter Europe: Going Beyond Liberal Theories of Enlargement.

4.         Davis, M. K., Ph.D. Student, Princeton University, USA. The European Corps: Diplomats and International Cooperation.

 

14:00-15:00 LUNCH (Inside Conference Venue)

 

 


15:00-17:00 Friday, May 28, 2004

 

SESSION XVI (Room A)

Chairperson: Cuche, N. A., Economist, Swiss National Bank, Switzerland.

SESSION XVII (Room B)

Chairperson: Zeigler, D.J., Professor, Old Dominion University, USA.

1.         Sylla, K., Chief of Macroeconomic Division, Ivoirian Economic and Social Research Center, Ivory Coast. Financing Fight against Aids in Other Way in the Globalisation Context: Ivorian NGO Experiences.

2.         Udogu, E.I., Professor, Appalachian State University, USA. Strategies for Consolidating African Democracy in the 21st Century: Some Prescriptions.

3.         Giles, S., Ph.D. Student, Sciences Po, France. The EUs Security Policy Towards the Mediterranean : Problems and Prospects for the Euro-Mediterranean Parnership.

4.          Mudge, S. L., Ph.D. Student, University of California, USA. Competition and Cohesion? The Uneasy Reconciliation of Contradictory Goals in the European Social Policy Agenda.

5.         Andreica, A., Lecturer, Faculty of European Studies & Head, ICT Department, Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania. ICT Strategies for Increasing Efficiency in Businesses and Organizations. Case Study on Some Romanian SMEs.

6.         Soloaga, I., Professor, Universidad de las Americas, Mexico & Montenegro, C., Professor, Universidad de las Americas, Mexico. NAFTAs Impacts on Third Countries: Recent Evidence with a Gravity Model Approach.

 

1.         Blair, A., Chair and Professor, Coventry University, UK. Britain and the European Union: A Laggard Leader?

2.         de la Cruz Vicente, O., Associated Teacher, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain. Social Choice and the Free Riding in the Spanish Parliament. Are Lazy the Deputies?

3.         Boyle, N., Associate Professor, Pitzer College, USA. Imitation, Flattery and the Lisbon Agenda: The Irish Model and Labor Market and Social Policy.

4.         Maior, P. V., Lecturer, Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Portugal. Does the European Union have its own System of Fiscal Federalism?

5.         Tekin, A., Assistant Professor, Bilkent University, Turkey. Turkeys Role in the European Union Going Global.

 

20:30 DINNER (ROZALIA TAVERN, 58 Valtetsiou str., Exarcheia Square, Tel.: 210-330-2933)

 

Saturday May 29th, 2004

 One Day Cruise to the Aegean Islands (includes Lunch) 07:15 or 07:30 Bus Departure from the Conference Hotel