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The Belgian Economy in the Twentieth Century : Chapman & Hall Series in Accounting and Finance - Andre Mommen

The Belgian Economy in the Twentieth Century

Chapman & Hall Series in Accounting and Finance

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Published: 21st July 1994
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"The Belgian Economy in the Twentieth Century" offers a detailed study of one of the small economies constituting the Benelux group. Professor Andre Mommen describes and analyzes the changing fortunes of the Belgian economy throughout this century. He traces the Belgian experience from the state regulation of the inter-war period to its current difficulties. Central to the discussion is the innate problem of Belgian dependence on international trade due to her small domestic market. Mommen places this examination within the political context by confronting the problems which have arisen since the first oil crisis and the effect they have had on Belgian politics and society. This volume explains how a small but industrialized European nation succeeded in preserving its competitiveness only to succumb to a devastating debt crisis in the last decade. "The Belgian Economy in the Twentieth Century" perfectly illustrates the volatility of European economic trends this century.

Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. x
Editor's Introductionp. xvii
Introductionp. xxvii
State Regulation during the Interwar Periodp. 1
The Politics of Industryp. 34
The Politics of Production during the Second World Warp. 60
Postwar Reconstruction on a Pre-War Base (1944-58)p. 75
The Recession of 1958-60p. 99
Paradise Lostp. 112
The Golden 1960sp. 121
The Politics of Inflexible Adjustment (1971-81)p. 146
Back to Market Capitalism (1981-8)p. 175
The Last Trumpp. 211
Bibliographyp. 225
Indexp. 236
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ISBN: 9780415019361
ISBN-10: 0415019362
Series: Chapman & Hall Series in Accounting and Finance
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 21st July 1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1