Germany, Italy and the international economy 1929-1936 : co-operation or rivalries at times of crisis?
Title: Germany, Italy and the international economy 1929-1936 : co-operation or rivalries at times of crisis?
Author: TIEDTKE, Per
Citation: Marburg : Tectum Verlag, 2016
When in 1929 the world economy went into crisis, a new approach to international trade and finance appeared on the scene. Characterised by bilateralism, protectionism and autarchy, this approach, whose main proponents were Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, challenged the idea of liberal free trade. Per Tiedtke offers a systematic analysis of the role of economic factors in the German-Italian rapprochement under the banner of the fascism as well as its patterns of collaboration and rivalries. Tiedtke’s work will help to describe and explain the economic foundations of the “Rome-Berlin Axis”, which plunged Europe and the world into the disaster of World War II.
Table of Contents:
-- Chapter 1: Prologue – Framing the German-Italian Economic Relationship -- Part I: Becoming Partners? Bilateral Economic Rapprochement 1929–1936 -- Chapter 2: Failing Attempts in the Reconstruction after the Crash -- Chapter 3: Political Will and Economic Realities after the Nazi Seizure of Power -- Chapter 4: Continuing Conflicts and New Collaboration -- Conclusion Part I: The Economic Foundations of the “Rome-Berlin Axis” -- Part II: Ambivalent Co-Ordination at the International Stage 1929–1933 -- Chapter 5: The International Implications of the German-Italian Economic Relationship -- Chapter 6: Political Revisionism and International Economic Rescue -- Chapter 7: From International Co-Ordination to Confrontational Bilateralism -- Conclusion Part II: The Triumph of Bilateralism Part III: The Quest for New Markets 1933–1936 -- Chapter 8: Hinterland/Retroterra – Entangled Economic Expansion in Southeastern Europe -- Chapter 9: Beyond Europe – Co-operation and Rivalries in the Mare Nostrum -- Conclusion and Outlook -- Appendix -- Sources -- Literature -- Major Actors -- List of Abbreviations
Initial version: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/40745
Version: Published version of EUI PhD thesis, 2015