First published in 1969, European Advanced Technology expounds a programme of action for Europe to tackle the challenge posed by American technology in the 1960s. It analyses first the nature of the American predominance in science and technology and goes onto describe the efforts of the major European states to counter it on their own. It then explains the limitations of these efforts at the level of the nation state and shows how European countries have gone on to work together in certain key sectors: high energy physics, nuclear power, aircraft, space, electronics, transport and communications. The history of these programmes is examined carefully and the book describes a wider strategy. It deals with larger questions like how Europe can develop a common science and technology policy; what should be done to promote industrial integration and European companies, and what individual companies and the British government can and should do? This book will be an essential read for scholars and researchers interested in the history of European Union, European history, international organisations and European Politics.
Table of Contents
GLOSSARY PART I: EUROPE AND AMERICA 1. Europe’s Fears 2. The American Model PART II: THE LIMITS OF THE NATION STATE 3. Britain Learns the Hard Way 4. France Speaks Technological Greatness 5. Resurgent Germany 6. Problems of the Lesser Powers PART III: FUMBLING TOWARDS UNITY 7. Europe Haunts the Quark 8. Nuclear Rivalries 9. Towards a European Aircraft Industry 10. Space and Communications 11. A Stake in the Computer Revolution 12. The Chunnel and Beyond 13. Wider Horizons PART IV: A STRATEGY FOR EUROPE 14. A European Science and Technology Policy 15. An Industrial Policy 16. Europe and its Partners 17. Conclusion: Morals for Britain STATISTICAL APPENDIX INDEX