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A New Idea of Europe: The Liberal Internationalism of the Nouvelle Revue Fran aise (1919-1925)

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  • Klaus-Peter Sick

    (Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin)

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The paper argues that there is a new form of liberal internationalism developing in France in the years after the First World War. This new liberalism, whilst emphasising economic prosperity, introduces international solidarity as a key concept. It insisted on international interdependence being a result of a division of labour amongst national societies. The article then goes to the new liberal idea of European unity, made up of two distinct dimensions: an economic-sociological and a normative dimension, which were, in turn, the foundations for the project of functionalist institutionalisation on a European level. It finally presents the stance France should hold according to the Ònew liberal internationalistsÓ in the key problems of foreign policy, especially the problems of financial and economic reparations.

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  • Klaus-Peter Sick, 2003. "A New Idea of Europe: The Liberal Internationalism of the Nouvelle Revue Fran aise (1919-1925)," European Political Economy Review, European Political Economy Infrastructure Consortium, vol. 1(Spring), pages 105-117.
  • Handle: RePEc:epe:journl:v:1:y:2003:i:spring:p:105-117
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    Intellectual property; competition;

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    • N00 - Economic History - - General - - - General
    • F50 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - General

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