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La France, la Belgique, l'Allemagne et les cartels de l'Entre-deux-guerres. Une méthode pour l'organisation économique de l'Europe

Abstract : Until the sixties, France, Belgium and Germany had represented the industrial heart of continental Europe. To take into account both the unity of this area and the differences in the structure and the interest of its market, governments and industrialists very quickly found ways to organize the markets through commercial agreements and private cartels. This article aims to evaluate the role played by the actors of the three above quoted lands in the European process of cartelization. Thus, it presents a study on the role of the cartels in the plans for the economic organization of Europe in the Interwar years and shows that they were at first particularly concentrated in industry, and particularly metallurgy. The article also puts into perspective the role played by this kind of market organization that had strong social, political and international implications at the beginning of the European construction during the fifties. The continuing presence of cartels and the relative persistence of this model of organization which remained long after the fifties also echoes another organizational characteristic present in continental Europe until the eighties, that of a contractual form of economy and society.
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Eric Bussiere, Françoise Berger. La France, la Belgique, l'Allemagne et les cartels de l'Entre-deux-guerres. Une méthode pour l'organisation économique de l'Europe. " Ces chers voisins ". L'Allemagne, la Belgique et la France en Europe du XIXe au XXIe siècles, 2006, France. pp.222-242. ⟨halshs-00179077⟩

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