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.

chapter |16 pages

Nation-states, Markets, Hegemons

Alan Milward's Reconstruction of the European Economy
ByCharles S. Maier

chapter |11 pages

The Early Milward

An Appreciation
ByJohn Gillingham

chapter |21 pages

Nazi Planning and the Aluminum Industry

ByHans Otto Frøland

chapter |15 pages

The Impossible Dream

Transferring the Danish Agricultural Model to Iceland
ByGuðmundur Jónsson

chapter |19 pages

The Burden of Backwardness

The Limits to Economic Growth in the European Periphery, 1830–1930
ByPedro Lains

chapter |15 pages

Was the Marshall Plan Necessary? *

ByDavid W. Ellwood

chapter |13 pages

Integrating Paradigms

Walter Lipgens and Alan Milward as Pioneers of European Integration History
ByWilfried Loth

chapter |16 pages

Competing Utopias?

The Partito Comunista Italiano between National, European, and Global Identities (1960s–1970s)
ByMaud Anne Bracke

chapter |15 pages

Economy and Society in Interwar Europe

The European Failure of The Nation-State
ByEamonn Noonan

chapter |18 pages

Unlocking Integration

Political and Economic Factors behind the Schuman Plan and the European Coal and Steel Community in the Work of Alan Milward
ByRuggero Ranieri

chapter |16 pages

The Evolution of a ‘Protoplasmic Organisation'?

Origins and Fate of Europe's First Law on Merger Control
ByTobias Witschke

chapter |14 pages

Was It Important?

The United States in Alan Milward's Postwar Reconstruction
ByFederico Romero

chapter |14 pages

When History Meets Theory

Alan Milward's Contribution to Explaining European Integration
ByJan van der Harst

chapter |17 pages

Interests and Ideas

Alan Milward, The Europeanization of Agricultural Protection, and the Cultural Dimensions of European Integration *
ByKiran Klaus Patel

chapter |22 pages

The Scandinavian Rescue of the Nation-State?

Scandinavia and Early European Integration, 1945–1955
ByJohnny Laursen

chapter |15 pages

The European Rescue of Britain

ByJames Ellison

chapter |22 pages

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
ByLucia Coppolaro

chapter |18 pages

Allegiance and the European Union

ByMichael Newman