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    A "United States of Europe" -- An idea whose time has come (or gone)? The insecurity cycle in Europe and America

    Konzelmann, Suzanne J. and Fovargue-Davies, M. (2021) A "United States of Europe" -- An idea whose time has come (or gone)? The insecurity cycle in Europe and America. Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics, History and Political Science LV (2), pp. 243-282. ISSN 2532-4969.

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    Our starting point is the resonance between the economic and social conditions and policies of the interwar years and those of today, with a view to understanding not only the forces that gave rise to extreme nationalist tendencies – especially in Italy and Germany, but also in Britain and America. During the 1920s and 1930s, these ultimately gave rise to dictators and another world war. But perhaps more importantly, we are interested in understanding the forces that helped to prevent such tendencies from taking hold in Britain and America. Revisiting the ideas about the economic role, social purpose and relationship between the state and both sides of industry, which informed the interwar debate about corporatism, in the light of social, economic and political developments since, has the potential to offer some much-needed perspective for today.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Sue Konzelmann
    Date Deposited: 16 May 2022 13:26
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:13


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