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Palgrave Macmillan

Industrial Policy in Europe after 1945

Wealth, Power and Economic Development in the Cold War

ISBN 9781137329899
Publication Date March 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Taking a comparative and transnational perspective in its exploration of East and Western Europe, this volume analyses the history of industrial policy after the Second World War. It investigates differences and similarities, looks at transfers across national borders and locates industrial policy in the context of the Cold War. Moreover, it takes into consideration the global dimension, exploring how European industrial policy served as a model for development strategies in the 'Third World'. This collection brings together renowned and established scholars with a long reputation in this field and younger researchers who present fresh perspectives to a wider academic public. While historical analysis is at the core of the book, the authors traverse disciplines and methodologies, including economics, political sciences, sociology and European Studies. This reconsideration of the post-war era also contributes to our understanding of the present, given that the financial crisis has raised interest in new approaches of economic policy and industrial development.

Christian Grabas is a research assistant at the Department of History at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany.

Alexander Nützenadel is Professor of Social and Economic History at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. He published books and articles on German and Italian Economic History in the 20th century.

Introduction; Christian Grabas and Alexander Nützenadel
PART I: WESTERN EUROPE
1. European Industrial Policies in the Post-War Boom: 'Planning the Economic Miracle'; James Foreman-Peck
2. The State and Industrial Policy in Britain, 1950–1974; Martin Chick
3. What's in a Name? French Industrial Polic, 1950–1975; William James Adams
4. Ensuring Economic Growth and Socio-Economic Stabilization: Industrial Policy In West Germany, 1950–1975; Stefan Grüner
5. Swedish Industrial Policy: From General Policies to Crisis Management, 1950-1980; Jan Bohlin
6. Planning the Economic Miracle? Industrial Policy in Italy Between Boom and Crisis; Christian Grabas
7. Was it a Spanish Miracle? Development Plans and Regional Industrialization, 1950-1975; Joseba de la Torre and Mario García-Zúñiga
PART II: TRANSNATIONAL AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
8. Towards a Global History of the Marshall Plan: European Post-War Reconstruction and the Rise of Development Economic Expertise; Daniel Speich Chassé
9. Towards a European Industrial Policy? The European Economic Community (EEC) Debates, 1957–1975; Laurent Warlouzet
10. Entangled Industrialization: The EEC and Industrial Development in Francophone West Africa; Martin Rempe
11. The EEC and the Challenge of the ACP States' Industrialization, 1972–1975; Guia Migani
PART III: THE SOVIET BLOC
12. Industrial Policy and its Failure in the Soviet Bloc; Ivan Tibor Berend
13. Planning Priorities, Managing Shortages: Industrial Policy in the GDR from Stalinism to Welfare Dictatorship; Ralf Ahrens
14. Economic Growth and the Industrial Development Policy in Hungary, 1950-1975; Pál Germuska
15. Industrial Performance in the USSR: Influences of State Priorities, Economic System, Industrial Policies, and Hidden Processes, 1945–1980; Christopher Mark Davis


William James Adams, University of Michigan, USA
Ralf Ahrens, Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam, Germany
Ivan Tibor Berend, University of California, USA
Jan Bohlin, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Martin Chick, University of Edinburgh, UK
Christopher Mark Davis, University of Oxford, UK
James Foreman-Peck, Cardiff University, UK
Mario García-Zúñiga, University of the Basque Country
Pál Germuska, Military History Institute and Museum of the Hungarian Ministry of Defence
Stefan Grüner, University of Augsburg, Germany
Guia Migani, University of Louvain / University of Padua, Italy
Martin Rempe, University of Konstanz, Germany
Daniel Speich Chassé, University of Lucerne, Switzerland
Joseba De la Torre, Public University of Navarre, France
Laurent Warlouzet, University of Artois / London School of Economics, UK

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