Alan S. Milward and a Century of European Change

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Directeur de l'ouvrageSigfrido Ramirez Pérez, Frances Lynch, Fernando Guirao

TitreAlan S. Milward and a Century of European Change

Ville d'éditionLondon

Maison d'éditionRoutledge




The main purpose of the book is to introduce the work of Alan S. Milward and to acknowledge the full magnitude of his scientific contribution to contemporary British and European history. The book is a collection of essays which provide a better understanding of Alan Milward's extensive intellectual work for future scholars and facilitate the knowledge and transmission of his published work to present and future generations of students, scholars in the various disciplines concerned, and the general public. The series of original contributions which this book contains are related to or reflect critically upon Milward's own contributions to the fields of political, diplomatic, and socio-economic history, political science, economics, international relations, and European Studies in general. This book honors Alan Milward through a better understanding of his many pioneering contributions in the fields of contemporary European history in general, and the history of European integration in particular. Although the volume does not aim to be a substitute for Milward's work itself, it illuminates and assesses his creative process along fifty years of continued and intense work, as well as the impact of his main work, and the continuing relevance of his main theses today.


Introduction: A Lifetime's Search for a Theory of Historical Change: An Introduction to the Work of Alan S. Milward (Frances M. B. Lynch and Fernando Guirao)

  1. Nation-states, Markets, Hegemons: Alan Milward's Reconstruction of the European Economy (Charles S. Maier)
  2. The Early Milward: An Appreciation (John Gillingham)
  3. Alan S. Milward and the European Economies at War (Larry Neal)
  4. Nazi Planning and the Aluminum Industry Hans (Otto Frøland)
  5. Economic History and the Political Economy Approach (Vera Zamagni)
  6. The Impossible Dream: Transferring the Danish Agricultural Model to Iceland (Guðmundur Jónsson)
  7. The Burden of Backwardness: The Limits to Economic Growth in the European Periphery, 1830-1930 (Pedro Lains)
  8. Was the Marshall Plan Necessary? (David W. Ellwood)
  9. Integrating Paradigms: Walter Lipgens and Alan Milward as Pioneers of European Integration History (Wilfried Loth)
  10. Competing Utopias? The Partito Comunista Italiano between National, European, and Global Identities (1960s–1970s) (Maud Anne Bracke)
  11. Economy and Society in Interwar Europe: The European Failure of The Nation-State (Eamonn Noonan)
  12. Unlocking Integration: Political and Economic Factors behind the Schuman Plan and the European Coal and Steel Community in the Work of Alan Milward (Ruggero Ranieri)
  13. The Evolution of a ‘Protoplasmic Organisation'? Origins and Fate of Europe's First Law on Merger Control (Tobias Witschke)
  14. The 1966 European Steel Cartel and the Collapse of the ECSC High Authority (Charles Barthel)
  15. Was It Important? The United States in Alan Milward's Postwar Reconstruction (Federico Romero)
  16. When History Meets Theory: Alan Milward's Contribution to Explaining European Integration (Jan van der Harst)
  17. The Significance of the Milwardian Analysis for the Dutch Marshall Plan Debate, and Vice Versa (Anjo G. Harryvan)
  18. History, Political Science, and the Study of European Integration (Ben Rosamond)
  19. Interests and Ideas: Alan Milward, The Europeanization of Agricultural Protection, and the Cultural Dimensions of European Integration (Kiran Klaus Patel)
  20. The Scandinavian Rescue of the Nation-State? Scandinavia and Early European Integration, 1945–1955 (Johnny Laursen)
  21. The European Rescue of Britain (James Ellison)
  22. The Establishment of the EEC as an International Actor: The Development of the Common Commercial Policy in the GATT Negotiations of the Kennedy Round (1962-1967) (Lucia Coppolaro)
  23. Allegiance and the European Union (Mike Newman)

Conclusion: Conclusions and Perspectives for Future Research (Sigfrido M. Ramírez Pérez)

Appendix One
Appendix Two
Appendix Three
Notes on Contributors

About the authors

Fernando Guirao is Jean Monnet Professor of History at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona), member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of European Integration History and of the European Union Liaison Committee of Historians, and author of Spain and the Reconstruction of Western Europe, 1945-57. Challenge and Response (1998).

Frances M.B. Lynch is a Reader in French Studies at the University of Westminster. She is author of Alan S. Milward et al The Frontier of National Sovereignty. History and Theory, 1945-1992 (London, Routledge, 1993) and France and the International Economy From Vichy to the Treaty of Rome (London, Routledge, 1997).

Sigfrido M. Ramírez Pérez is FECYT Researcher at the Institute of Economic History, Università Bocconi Milan, Scientific fellow at the Center for European Contemporary History at the Catholic University Louvain (UCL), and secretary of the GERPISA international network, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (ENS-Cachan). He is finishing the monograph "Multinational Corporations and the State in the History of European Integration: The Automobile Industry from Fascism to the Treaty of Rome (1939-1958)".

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