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