The Reconstruction of Western Europe 1945-1951 [NOOK Book]


First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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The Reconstruction of Western Europe 1945-1951

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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136592102
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 560
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents


List of figures{emsp}viii

List of tables{emsp}ix


List of abbreviations and conventions{emsp}xx

I the crisis of 1947 1

The nature of the economic crisis{emsp}5

Domestic economic crises{emsp}7

The international economic crisis{emsp}19

The collapse of Bretton Woods{emsp}43

II the committee of european economic co-operation 56

The intentions of the Marshall Plan{emsp}56

Creating the European organization{emsp}61

The Committee of European Economic Co-operation{emsp}69


The economic effects of Marshall Aid{emsp}92

Marshall Aid as political leverage{emsp}113


The Monnet Plan and French and German reconstruction{emsp}126

The French and German economies in the London conference{emsp}141

V the depoliticization of the oeec 168

The constitution of the OEEC{emsp}172

The intolerable burden{emsp}180

The collapse of the OEEC{emsp}195

VI foreign trade and payments and european reconstruction 212

Multilateral and bilateral trade in Western Europe{emsp}217

The post -war pattern of Western Europe’s trade{emsp}223

VII the advent of the customs union 232

Britain and the customs union{emsp}235

France and the customs union{emsp}250

VIII payments agreements and policies in western europe, 1946–9 256

Trade and payments agreements in western Europe, 1946–9{emsp}258

One western world, or two?{emsp}278

IX devaluation and the search for a new american policy 282

X the european payments union 299

The trade liberalization programme and the American payments proposals{emsp}299



The European Payments Union{emsp}320

XI the 1949 recession and the divergence of britain and little europe 335

The American recession and the British and Western European economies{emsp}339

The economic foundations of Little Europe{emsp}351

XII the schuman plan 362

Plans and realities in Western Europe’s steel industry{emsp}362

Comparative prospects of the French and German steel industries{emsp}371

The political origins of the Schuman Plan{emsp}380

The Schuman Plan and its reception{emsp}397

The European Coal and Steel Community{emsp}407

XIII towards the common market 421

The impact of trade liberalization{emsp}421

Post-war agriculture in Western Europe{emsp}435

The origins of the Common Agricultural Policy{emsp}443

XIV conclusions 462

The argument of the book{emsp}462

Reconstruction and the great boom{emsp}477

Reconstruction and integration{emsp}491




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