Alan S. Milward and a Century of European Change
Edited by Fernando Guirao, Frances Lynch, Sigfrido M. Ramirez Perez
Routledge – 2012 – 634 pages
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.
"The book is both thought-provoking and original… [It] is a fitting tribute to its subject and it is to be hoped that it will be widely used by scholars of contemporary European history." - Mark Gilbert, European History Quarterly 43(I)
“Beyond the fascinating scope and breadth of his work, which compares so favourably with the narrow specialization of many younger »integration historians«, Alan S. Milward and his works…constitute an intriguing starting point for any future study of this research field, its contestation and its evolution over time.” - Wolfram Kaiser, Historisk Tidsskrift
"This impressive volume is the outcome of a long effort by the editors to gather a collection of essays able to provide a better understanding of Alan Milward’s work. For both those who had met him and those who had not, this book is a very useful and comprehensive resource. I am certain that anyone, after reading this book, will not only have gained a better understanding of Milward’s writing, but will also come back to his or her own work with new insights, new questions and new ideas." -Emmanuel Mourlon-Droul, University of Glasgow, UK
"Any scholar who has ever uttered the words ‘Europe’ and ‘political economy’ in the same sentence will be hard pressed not to find plenty of interesting material within this volume. It is large and as varied as any festschrift, but given the range of Milward’s interests, that is inevitable, and indeed desirable.This volume…serves as a fitting tribute to Alan Milward, and is warmly recommended for anyone concerned with the development of Europe in the twentieth century." -Mats Ingulstaf, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
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 Notes Bibliography Index
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)".