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Writing the Rules for Europe: Experts, Cartels and International Organizations

Writing the Rules for Europe

Writing the Rules for Europe
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Technologies have created crucial connections across borders requiring new forms of regulation. Co-authored by KFG Senior Scholar Professor Wolfram Kaiser and Professor of History of Technology Johan W. Schot, this book analyzes how experts, cartels and international organizations have written the rules for Europe since around 1850.

Based on fresh research in the archives of multiple international organizations and European countries it explores the "hidden integration" of Europe – forms of integration that were not always visible, but affected the citizens of Europe in their everyday lives. Richly illustrated and engagingly written, the book de-centers the present-day European Union in a new long-term understanding of European integration.

"Writing the Rules for Europe" helps to discover the people and institutions who wrote—and re-wrote—technology’s rules of engagement, as well as to understand the processes of how, long before the EU took shape, the work of integrating Europe was well underway. Wolfram Kaiser and Johan Schot examine how a variety of International Organizations competed for making rules for cross-border technology issues and tell fascinating stories about experts involved in developing and negotiating such rules. (Sources: palgrave.com, makingeurope.eu)

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Kaiser, Wolfram/Schot, Johan W. 2014: Wrting the Rules for Europe: Experts, Cartels and International Organizations, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillian.

Print ISBN (Hardcover): 9780230308077

Print ISBN (Paperback): 9780230308084

Ebook ISBN (PDF): 9781137314406

Ebook ISBN (EPUB): 9781137161192