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Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World

Forging Europe: Industrial Organisation in France, 1940–1952

Authors: Brunet, Luc-André

  • Re-evaluates the origins of European integration by tracing the history of institutions and individuals from 1940
  • Links the historiographies on European integration and on the Cold War
  • Builds upon and expands our understanding on Vichy France by drawing on previously unused archival documents
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This book is a detailed and original look at the radical reorganisation of French heavy industry in the turbulent period between the establishment of the Vichy regime in 1940 and the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the forerunner to the European Union, in 1952.  By studying institutions ranging from Vichy’s Organisation Committees to Jean Monnet’s Commissariat Général du Plan (CGP), Luc-André Brunet challenges existing narratives and reveals significant continuities from Vichy to post-war initiatives such as the Monnet Plan and the ECSC.  Based on extensive multi-archival research, this book sheds important new light on economic collaboration and resistance in Vichy, the post-war revival of the French economy, and the origins of European integration.

About the authors

Luc-André Brunet is Lecturer in Twentieth-Century European History at the Open University, UK.  Previously he was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute and Pinto Postdoctoral Fellow at the London School of Economics, where he earned his PhD.

Reviews

 

“With this sophisticated, insightful, persuasive analysis of the various legacies (people, institutions, practices) that Vichy’s New Industrial Order bequeathed to France's postwar planning, Luc-André Brunet casts new light on the peculiar mix of continuity and change that shaped Europe's reconstruction, on the technocratic culture that engineered European integration, and on long-term trends in Franco-German industrial interconnectedness.” (Federico Romero, Professor of History of Post-War European Cooperation and Integration, European University Institute, Florence, Italy)

“Well-written, clearly argued and founded on extensive primary research, this is an important book. It locates French post-war economic organisation, industrial leadership and relations with Europe in a timeframe that stretches across the war and occupation. It demonstrates the long-term influence of institutions and practices that originated under the Vichy regime.  Brunet’s work will be of interest to a wide range of scholars – including those who work on the history of modern capitalism and the integration of Europe, as well as those with a more specific focus on France in, and around, the Second World War.” (Richard Vinen, Professor of History, King's College London, UK)

“Based on recently uncovered records of the organization committees for the coal and steel industries set up under Vichy, Brunet offers new evidence of the links between Vichy and the Fourth Republic. His excellent book presents a convincing challenge to the widespread belief that European integration emerged from the resistance to Nazi Germany’s domination of Europe.” (Frances Lynch, Reader in History, University of Westminster, UK)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Brunet, Luc-André

    Pages 1-17

  • France’s New Industrial Order: Reorganising Industrial Production After the Fall of France

    Brunet, Luc-André

    Pages 19-52

  • Twixt the Cup and the Lip: Building the New Industrial Order, 1940–1941

    Brunet, Luc-André

    Pages 53-77

  • The Organisation Committees Between Collaboration and Resistance, 1941–1944

    Brunet, Luc-André

    Pages 79-113

  • Nous serons les successeurs, sinon les héritiers de Vichy: Maintaining the New Industrial Order in Post-Vichy France

    Brunet, Luc-André

    Pages 115-146

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eBook $84.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-95197-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forging Europe: Industrial Organisation in France, 1940–1952
Authors
Series Title
Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95198-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95198-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95197-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 296
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