Writing the rules for Europe : experts, cartels, and international organizations / Wolfram Kaiser (professor of European Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK) and Johan W. Schot (professor of History of Technology, director of the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, UK).

Kaiser, Wolfram [Browse]
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
xix, 396 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.


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Making Europe : Technology and Transformations, 1850-2000 [More in this series]
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  • "Technologies have created crucial connections across borders requiring new forms of regulation. This book analyses how experts, cartels and international organizations have written the rules for Europe since around 1850. Based on fresh research in the archives of multiple international organizations and European countries it explores the 'hidden integration' of Europe--forms of integration that were not always visible, but affected the citizens of Europe in their everyday lives. Richly illustrated and engagingly written, the book de-centers the present-day European Union in a new long-term understanding of European integration"-- Provided by publisher.
  • "How have Europeans navigated cross-border technology issues over the last 150 years? Discover the people and institutions who wrote--and re-wrote--technology's rules of engagement. And understand the processes of how, long before the EU took shape, the work of integrating Europe was well underway. The book explores the role of technology in the hidden integration of Europe. It examines how a variety of international organizations competed for making rules for cross-border technology issues. It tells fascinating stories about experts involved in developing and negotiating such rules. It covers process and infrastructure technologies from steel to railways. It challenges traditional histories of European integration--through focusing on the role of technology in long-term perspective"--Publisher's website.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-371) and index.
Making Europe : An Introduction to the Series -- 1. Origins of Technocratic Internationalism -- 2. The Power and Fragility of Experts -- 3. From Divided Europe to 'Core Europe' -- 4. Europe of the Standard Gauge -- 5. Tensions in Railway Europe -- 6. Canons and Cartels -- 7. Technology Cooperation in Steel Europe -- 8. Towards European Union Hegemony -- Conclusion.
(MP) Making Europe. technology and transformations, 1850-2000 volume 4
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