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Americanization of the European Economy

A compact survey of American economic influence in Europe since the 1800s

Authors: Schröter, Harm G.

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One of the main features of the world economy since the late nineteenth century has been the growing dominance of the American economy in both quantitative and qualitative terms. Aspects of this development - e.g. rationalization or the world-wide diffusion of Coca-Cola - have been researched, but largely in isolation. Americanization of the European Economy provides a comprehensive yet compact survey of the growth of American economic influence in Europe since the 1880s. Three distinct but cumulative waves of Americanization are identified. Americanization was (and still is) a complex process of technological, political, and cultural transfer, and this overview explains why and how the USA and the American model of industrial capitalism came to be accepted as the dominant paradigm of political economy in today's Europe.

Americanization of the European Economy summarizes the ongoing discussion by business historians, sociologists, and political scientists and makes it accessible to all types of readers who are interested in political and economic development.

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"America’s enormous influence on the European economy in the 20th century is a commonplace, but historians and economists have lacked a good synthesis on economic Americanization. … this ambitious study fills the gap and makes a very welcome contribution. … Wide-ranging, imaginative and remarkably evenhanded, this excellent interdisciplinary study will appeal to many social scientists. Summing Up: Essential. A must for faculty and researchers and highly recommended for advanced undergraduates." (J. P. McKay, CHOICE, March, 2006)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Americanization of the European Economy
Book Subtitle
A compact survey of American economic influence in Europe since the 1800s
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2934-9
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-2934-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2884-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5259-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 268
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