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Looking West: the European Socialist regimes facing pan-European cooperation and the European Community

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙811˙200 €
 EC max contribution 1˙811˙200 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-ADG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-10-01   to  2020-09-30


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE IT (FIESOLE) coordinator 1˙811˙200.00


 Project objective

The project investigates the European Socialist regimes’ expectations and predicaments vis-à-vis the opening of a space of pan-European cooperation in the long 1970s. Against the background of East-West détente and incipient globalization, the Socialist élites had to work out complex ideological, economic, and political issues originating from their attempts at integrating in the world economy, deepening their rapprochement with Western Europe and dealing with the commercial giant next door, the EC. We intend to provide the first historical appraisal of the late Socialist élites’ views of their countries’ place and prospects in an emerging space of trans-European connections that presented them with new patterns of exchange and potential regional integration while challenging existing configurations of stability, political control and ideological self-legitimization. The project intertwines international and economic history approaches to provide a dynamic portrait of the Socialist élites’ paradigms, goals and constraints in envisioning interdependence with Western Europe and cooperation with the EC. In order to map the debate within each European socialist country, our focus will be not only on the ruling party but also on state bureaucracy, experts and academics, trade unions, managers, and the official press. Our research will thus rely on a variety of primary sources originated by these actors. Our study aims at linking the usually separate scholarships on Eastern and Western Europe and broadening the scope of integration historiography beyond the EC experience, bringing the outsiders’ perspective in. It will shed new light on the long-term paths of European integration and the antecedents to EU enlargement to Eastern Europe. The PI will lead a team of experts on Socialist countries and historians of Western Europe’s integration, whose close collaboration is the key to the conceptual development of a broader history of European co-operation.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Benedetto Zaccaria
Blowing up the self-management bubble : Yugoslav propaganda and Italian reception in the early 1970s
published pages: pp. 125-142, ISSN: 1318-0185, DOI: 10.19233/ah.2019.07
Acta histriae vol.27, n.1 2019-10-15
2019 Elitza Stanoeva
Squeezed between external trade barriers and internal economic problems: Bulgaria’s trade with Denmark in the 1970s
published pages: 1-22, ISSN: 1350-7486, DOI: 10.1080/13507486.2019.1663796
European Review of History: Revue européenne d\'histoire 2019-10-15
2019 Benedetto Zaccaria
Yugoslavia, Italy, and European integration: was Osimo 1975 a Pyrrhic victory?
published pages: 1-18, ISSN: 1468-2745, DOI: 10.1080/14682745.2019.1657094
Cold War History 2019-10-15
2019 Maximilian Graf
Die DDR und die EWG 1957-1990
published pages: 21-35, ISSN: 0035-0974, DOI: 10.4000/allemagne.1352
Revue d’Allemagne et des pays de langue allemande 51/1 2019-09-02
2017 Pavel Szobi
Lizenz- und Gestattungsproduktion westdeutscher Unternehmen in der ÄŒSSR und der DDR
published pages: pp. 467-487, ISSN: 0075-2800, DOI: 10.1515/jbwg-2017-0017
Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte / Economic History Yearbook 58/2 2019-07-04
2019 Pál Germuska
Balancing between the COMECON and the EEC: Hungarian elite debates on European integration during the long 1970s
published pages: 1-20, ISSN: 1468-2745, DOI: 10.1080/14682745.2018.1544972
Cold War History Quarterly 2019-03-11
2019 Maximilian Graf
Before Strauß: The East German Struggle to Avoid Bankruptcy During the Debt Crisis Revisited
published pages: 1-18, ISSN: 0707-5332, DOI: 10.1080/07075332.2019.1641542
The International History Review quarterly 2019-09-05

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