The Dynamics of German Industry: Germany's Path toward the New Economy and the American Challenge: Germany's Path Towards the New Economy and the American Challenge: v. 6 (Making Sense of History)

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Abelshauser (economic history, U. of Bielefeld) outlines Germany's path to the postindustrial economy using not the familiar paradigm of the Industrial Revolution, but that of the Second Economic Revolution as describes by economist Douglass C. North. The perspective, he says, replaces the now rejected notion that Germany took a special path to the

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"This book is to be welcomed primarily because it provides an opportunity for nonspecialists to familiarize themselves with Abelshauser's important ideas. It can also arouse serious discussion about an economic historian's attempt to use history to inform a present debate readers should find encouragement in this book to explore Abelshauser's other great scholarship in detail." - Journal of Interdisciplinary History

..". a provocative, historically grounded contribution to the globalization debate. And this is what makes the book attractive: no doubt it is stimulating, even one does not concur with the author in all his conclusions." - Vierteljahrschrift für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte

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Werner Abelshauser taught European History at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. He now holds the Chair in Economic History at the Faculty of History and Philosophy at the University of Bielefeld and is one of the directors of the Bielefeld Institute for Global Society Studies. His publications include books and articles on the history of European integration, economic history, and business history.

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