Economic & Social Change Since 1945
By Max Schulze
Pearson Education / Longman
$59.50 paper original
This major new text offers a clearly structured introduction to the economic and social development of Western Europe since the Second World War. A team of experts explore key aspects of postwar Europe's economy and society in a number of thematic chapters, with a regional and strongly comparative focus and these are followed by specific national studies.
1. Introduction - Max-Stephan Schulze
PART ONE: THE EUROPEAN ECONOMY SINCE 1945
2. The Legacy of the Second World War - Peter Howlett
3. Reconstruction and the Beginnings of European Integration - Till Geiger
4. The Great Boom: 1950-1973 - N. F. R. Crafts
5. The Search for Economic Stability: Western Europe Since 1973 - Nicholas Woodward
6. Industrial and Structural Change - Maurice Kirby
7. Foreign Trade and Payments in Western Europe - Catherine R. Schenk
8. Welfare States - Paul Johnson
9. The European Community 1958 to the 1990s - Valerio Lintner
PART TWO: LONG TERM FORCES IN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CHANGE
10. European Demographic Change Since 1945 - Dudley Baines
11. European Immigration Since 1945 - Dudley Baines
12 Education - Martin McLean
13. Transport and Communications - John Armstrong
14. Urbanization - William Lever
PART THREE: NATIONAL ECONOMIC POLICIES
15. The Benelux Countries - Peter M. Solar
16. Britain - Jim Tomlinson
17. France - Alain Guyomarch
18. Germany - Christoph Buchheim
19. Italy - Vera Zamagni
20. Scandinavia - Rolf Ohlsson
21. Spain - Jordi Catalan
22. Conclusion: The Post-War European Economy in Long-Term Perspective -Max-Stephan Shulze
• Traces the development of European economy from the early moves towards European integration after 1945 to the contentious issue of monetary union in the 1990s.
• Considers the forces of economic and social change over the long term: topics explored including demographic change, urbanization, migration, education and the welfare state.
• Provides detailed studies of the experience of individual nations on a country by country basis from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean.
• Large format treatment with numerous "features" including case studies, diagrams, halftone illustrations, panel items and detailed analyses.
• Written for a multidisciplinary, non-specialist readership - does not assume a sophisticated understanding of economics.
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