Post-War Reconstruction in Europe: International Perspectives, 1945-1949

Paperback | May 14, 2011

EditorMark Mazower, Jessica Reinisch, David Feldman

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This collection of essays offers new insights into the aftermath of the Second World War. Rather than treating the years 1945 to 1949 as mere precursors of the Cold War, it takes them to be a crucial period in the reconstruction of European states and the re-modeling of European societies.Contributors explore key arenas, such as the revival of material production, the re-foundation of the state, its legitimacy and its monopoly of armed force, the legacies of empire, the treatment of dislocated populations and refugees, and the role of international organisations. As a result, thevolume sets European reconstruction in a genuinely global framework for the first time. This supplement was edited by Mark Mazower, Jessica Reinisch, and David Feldman.

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This collection of essays offers new insights into the aftermath of the Second World War. Rather than treating the years 1945 to 1949 as mere precursors of the Cold War, it takes them to be a crucial period in the reconstruction of European states and the re-modeling of European societies.Contributors explore key arenas, such as the re...

Mark Mazower is a historian and writer, specialising in modern Greece, 20th century Europe and international history. He read classics and philosophy at Oxford, studied international affairs at Johns Hopkins University's Bologna Center, and has a doctorate in modern history from Oxford (1988). His books include Inside Hitler's Greece:...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:May 14, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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David Feldman: PrefaceMark Mazower: Reconstruction: The Historiographical IssuesDavid Edgerton: War, Reconstruction, and the Nationalization of Britain, 1939-1951Adam Tooze: Reassessing the Moral Economy of Post-war Reconstruction: The Terms of the West German Settlement in 1952Holly Case: Reconstruction in East-Central Europe: Clearing the Rubble of Cold War PoliticsMark Harrison: The Soviet Union after 1945: Economic Recovery and Political RepressionSilvio Pons: Stalin and the European Communists after World War Two (1943-1948)Richard Bessel: Establishing Order in Post-war Eastern GermanyPamela Ballinger: At the Borders of Force: Violence, Refugees, and the Reconfiguration of the Yugoslav and Italian StatesPieter Lagrou: Regaining the Monopoly of Force: Agents of the State Shooting Fugatives in and around Belgium, 1940-1950Frederik Cooper: Reconstructing Empire in British and French AfricaNicholas J. White: Reconstructing Europe through Rejuvenating Empire: The British, French, and Dutch Experiences ComparedSuni Amrith: Reconstructing the 'Plural Society': Asian Migration Between Empire and Nation, 1940-1948Jessica Reinisch: Internationalism in Relief: The Birth (and Death) of UNRRAHarold James: The Multiple Contexts of Bretton WoodsWaqar Zaidi: 'A Blessing in Disguise': Reconstructing International Relations Through Atomic Energy, 1945-1948Tara Zahra: 'A Human Treasure': Europe's Displaced Children Between Nationalism and Internationalism