Americanization of the European Economy by Harm G. Schröter download in iPad, ePub, pdf
This volume is a rather ambitious and, in my opinion, successful attempt to synthesize a topic of great debate in recent years. These omissions further reduce the credibility of the book. The first reached its peak in the s, with the rationalization movement of that era that subsequently collapsed during the crisis of the s.
Three states chose to remain outside the Eurozone and continue with their own currencies, namely Denmark, Sweden and the United Kingdom. His published research is mainly in the area of institutional economic history and Irish economic history. More generally it promised a new level of modernity and was applied to economic production and consumption as well as public administration.
The inadequate standard of presentation leaves the distinct impression of a manuscript having been rushed to publication without adequate proofreading. The standard of general presentation is extremely careless for an academic work, especially for one with such a high hardcover price. July European countries with a long history of trade, a free market system, and a high level of development in the previous century are generally in the north and west of the continent.
During the Cold War, the Americanization was the method to counter the processes of Sovietization around the world. The book covers a wide range of issues, but its coverage is found wanting in a number of respects. Most European economies are in very good shape, and the continental economy reflects this. Its mission was to destroy Nazi cultural remnants, and encourage democracy by exposing Germans to how American culture operated. For the Nobel Laureate, the distinction between organizations and institutions is crucial.
War severely hampered economic growth, with only Slovenia making any real progress in the s. Entire passages are put in italics for no good reason p. The investments were of very high visibility and generated much talk of Americanization. Until the late s, the Communist press could be counted on to be especially critical of the United States. Economic historians seeking to consider the interplay between economy and culture are still better served by the works of authors such as Eric Jones and Peter Temin.
The acceding countries are bound to join the Eurozone and adopt the common currency euro in the future. It is the chief medium by which people across the globe see American fashions, customs, scenery and way of life. This is also true of Ukraine since the Orange Revolution.
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