Business and Politics in Europe, 1900-1970: Essays in Honour of Alice Teichova

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Overview

Providing fresh insights into the interaction between politics and business in twentieth-century Europe, this book indicates the complexity of the relationship—particularly in the environment of the 1920s and 1930s—when fascism was at its height. Distinctive contributions are also made regarding the contrasting behaviors of businessmen and institutions in response to the Great Depression; the rise of Hitler and the "Jewish question"; the role of business networks in the politics of Belgium and Greece; and the business-politics dimension in the formation of the Irish Republic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107402744
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/4/2011
  • Pages: 358
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry Gourvish is Director of the Business History Unit, London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction: the business-government relationship Terry Gourvish; 2. Business and government in twentieth-century Sweden: a tale of income Håken Lindgren; 3. An economic background to Berchtesgaden: business and economic policy Herbert Matis; 4. Business, politics and revolution in early twentieth-century Ireland Philip Ollerenshaw; Part I. Banking Finance: 5. Bankers and politics in Belgium in the twentieth century Ginette Kurgan-van Hentenryk; 6. Central bank co-operation and Romanian stabilisation, 1926-9 Philip Cottrell; 7. Government, the banks and industry in interwar Britain Lucy Newton; Part II. Business and Politics in the National Socialist Period: 8. German business and the Nazi new order Richard Overy; 9. 'Aryanisation' in central Europe, 1933-9: a preliminary account of Germany (the 'Altreich'), Austria and the 'Sudeten' area Dieter Ziegler, Harald Wixforth and Jörg Osterloh; 10. The 'Gildmeester-Organisation for Assistance to Emigrants' and the expulsion of the Jews from Vienna, 1938-42 Peter Berger; 11. Deutsche Lufthansa and the German state, 1926-41 Peter Lyth; Part III. The Business Community and the State: 12. Government and industry in Austria in the 1930s Gertrude Enderle-Burcel; 13. Business and politics: the state and the networks in Greece Margarita Dritsas; 14. Economic efficiency and nationality: the Siemens subsidiary Elektrotechna in the first Czechoslovak republic Christoph Boyer; Alice Teichova: a bibliography.

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