The Marshall Plan: Lessons Learned for the 21st Century (Edition complète ‐ ISBN 9264044248 ‐ en angl. seulement)
Source: SourceOCDE Economie générale et études prospectives, Volume 2008, Number 7, September 2008 , pp. i-139(139)
Abstract:This book examines the historical, diplomatic, economic, and strategic aspects of the European Recovery Program (ERP) ‐ popularly known as the Marshall Plan ‐ which brought Europe out of the chaos, hunger, poverty, desperation, and ashes of World War II. In it, authors from a variety of countries who are scholars, policy makers, and business leaders, address applications of the Marshall Plan's lessons learned to the 21st century for capacity building, human and sustainable development, and the role of public, private partnerships in emerging market economies and democratic societies.
"There are not many of us left who served through the Marshall Plan from its beginning, and fewer still who served time in the Hotel Talleyrand in Paris, the site of the anniversary celebration, in June 2007, of Secretary George C. Marshall's 1947 commencement address launching the European Recovery Program. There are, though, scholars who can address those times and evaluate them so that the experience can live on.
"The dedication of the Hotel de Talleyrand as a memorial to that unique enterprise provided the opportunity; and the analyses and evaluations in this splendid volume, The Marshall Plan: Lessons Learned for the 21 Century, reflect the excitement, as well as the accomplishments, of an economic enterprise that produced the infrastructure of NATO and the European Union. Long live the spirit of Marshall's vision!"
‐Thomas C. Schelling, Marshall Plan alumnus, Washington, Copenhagen, Paris, Washington, '48‐‘53, Nobel Prize in Economics 2005
"A historical event is and remains crucial when it interacts with others in such a way as to contribute to a deep and positive change in the course of history. In this sense, the Marshall Plan made an outstanding and lasting contribution. It was instrumental to overcoming the temptation of isolationism in the US, to reviving our badly needed economic recovery and gave a decisive input to coordinating our national efforts, thus paving the way to our future European integration."
When I think of the world as it would have been without the Marshall Plan, I am encouraged to conclude that even in our challenging times, another, better world is possible. This collection of well written contributions and analyses, The Marshall Plan: Lessons Learned for the 21 Century, further strengthens my convictions.
‐Giuliano Amato, Former Prime Minister, ItalyFormer Vice President, European Constitutional Assembly
Foreword by Eliot Sorel and Pier Carlo PadoanMarshall Plan 60th Anniversary Symposium: Introductory Remarks by Ambassador Constance A. MorellaPART I. HISTORY, DIPLOMACY, DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENTChapter 1. The Marshall Plan: History and Legacy by Gerard BossuatChapter 2. The Marshall Plan and the Recasting of Europe's Postwar Industrial Systems by Volker BerghahnChapter 3. The Marshall Plan and European Integration by Bronislaw GeremekChapter 4. A Usable Marshall Plan by Barry MachadoPART II. HUMAN, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, INNOVATION, OPEN MARKET ECONOMIES AND DEMOCRATIC SOCIETIESChapter 5. Lessons Learned from the Marshall Plan: A Corporate Experience by Bertrand CollombChapter 6. The Relevance of the Marshall Plan for the 21st Century by John KillickChapter 7. A 21st Century OECD Vision for Europe and the World by Pier Carlo PadoanChapter 8. The Marshall Plan: Its Relevance for Current Public Policy by Daniel DaianuChapter 9. Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan by R. Nicholas BurnsAnnex A. Monograph Authors' Brief BiographiesAnnex B. Marshall Plan Chronology
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: September 2008