Synopses & Reviews
The text focuses first on the impact of the Marshall plan on the organization of political and economic life in post-war Europe and how the plan was perceived in European public opinion. It then examines its role in the construction of European union and in the division of Europe. Finally, the book analyzes the debate about the economic impact of the Marshall Plan in the post-war economic "miracle" in Western Europe. The authors of these chapters are well-known historians, economists, and political scientists, whose original chapters derive from their work on post-war Europe.
This book is a re-examination of the Marshall Plan and its impact after fifty years.
About the Author
Martin A. Schain is a Professor of Politics and Director of the Center for European Studies at NYU.
Table of Contents
Preface--Martin Schain * Introduction--Tony Judt * I: The Marshall Plan and European Construction
* From the Marshall Plan to EEC: Direct and Indirect Influences--Michelle Cini * The Marshall Plan to European Security Integration: A Double Edged Sword--Jolyon Howorth * European Cooperation and the EEC: What the Marshall Plan Proposed, NATO Disposed--Robert Latham * II: The Others: From the Outside Looking In
* The Marshall Plan and Czech Democrac--Brad Abrams * III: The Economic Impact of the Marshall Plan
* The Marshall Plan Fifty Years Later: Three What Ifs and a When--Roy Gardner * The Market and the Marshall Plan--Barry Eichengreen * The Marshall Plan in Economic Perspective: Goals and Accomplishments--Imanuel Wexler * Struggle for Survival: American Aid and Greek Reconstruction--Stelios Zachariou *IV: The Marshall Plan and the Organization of Political Life in Post-War Europe
* The Marshall Plan and French Politics--Irwin Wall * A Single Path for European Recovery? American Business Debates and Conflicts over the Marshall Plan--Jacqueline McGlade * Embedded Liberalism in France?--American Hegemony, the Monnet Plan, and Post-War Multilateralism--Stewart Patrick * V: The Marshall Plan and Public Opinion
* French Public Opinion and the Marshall Plan: The Communists and the Others--Roland Cayrol * The Legacy of the Marshall Plan: Public Support for Modern Aid--Robert Shapiro * The Marshall Plan and Cold War Political Discourse--James Cronin