Recasting Europe's economies: national strategies in the 1980s
University Press of America, 1990 - Political Science - 217 pages
Postwar western Europe has been far more prosperous than ever before in its history. Yet, each postwar decade has marked rather sharp changes in Europe's economic position. The 1960s were a decade of unprecedented growth, and the 1970s a decade of stagflation and external shocks.
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