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Barbara Ward

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Economics.

(1914–1981)

British economist, conservationist, and journalist. She was created a DBE in 1974 and a life peer, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth, in 1976.

Born in York,...

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The Countryside: Towards a Theme Park?

Hugh D Clout.

in The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; European History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Economic History. 8756 words.

By the dawn of the twenty-first century, Europe's agriculture had been reshaped dramatically, since policy makers viewed rural space as more than a resource base of crops, animal products,...

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Krupp

Overview page. Subjects: Economic History — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

The largest arms manufacturer in Europe from the second half of the nineteenth century to 1945. Alfred Krupp (b. 1812, d. 1887) transformed the indebted steel works which he inherited into...

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<i>‘Les Trente Glorieuses’</i>: From the Marshall Plan to the Oil Crisis

Nicholas Crafts and Gianni Toniolo.

in The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Economic History. 10635 words.

The French economist Jean Fourastié called them ‘les trente glorieuses’. The Germans and the Italians coined the words Wirtschaft swunder and miracolo economico, respectively. No matter how...

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A Restructured Economy: From the Oil Crisis to the Financial Crisis, 1973–2009

Ivan T. Berend.

in The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; European History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Economic History. 8210 words.

During the quarter of a century that followed World War II, Western Europe enjoyed the most spectacular prosperity in history. While the population of Western Europe increased by less than...

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