Changing Visions of the World Sugar Market in the Great Depression

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dc.contributor.author VON GRAEVENITZ, Fritz Georg
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-19T12:49:40Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-19T12:49:40Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation European Review of History-Revue Europeenne d'histoire, 2008, 15, 6, 727-747
dc.identifier.issn 1469-8293
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/16633
dc.description.abstract The interwar period is usually characterised as a prime example of disintegration and national antagonism, and even claimed by some to be the 'end of globalisation'. This article shows, however, that first attempts towards an economic internationalism were possible and implemented. It argues that a changing vision of the world provided the basis for this new tendency. The irreversibility of the interconnectedness of the national economies became obvious in spite of an end of globalisation as mirrored by the decline in international trade. This shift in the vision of the economic world is described for the case of the international sugar market. Driven by the Great Depression, the sugar industries of the main European sugar exporting countries concluded a private 'gentlemen's agreement' with the main producers of sugar cane, Cuba and Java. This innovative measure of international market regulation together with the change in the vision of the world sugar market laid the foundation for the international negotiations of sugar politics after the Second World War.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd
dc.subject globalisation
dc.subject Great Depression
dc.subject international sugar trade
dc.subject transnationalism
dc.title Changing Visions of the World Sugar Market in the Great Depression
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/13507480802500673
dc.identifier.volume 15
dc.identifier.startpage 727
dc.identifier.endpage 747
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