Completed research projects of Department II

Corporate History and National Socialism, The History of the Leibniz Association, Structural Policies in West Germany, LIP, Besançon, Alternative economies, Oil and Sovereignty - Nuclear Energy and Society in Denmark - Wirtschaftlicher Strukturwandel



Buchcover: Der Mythos von der postindustriellen Welt. Wirtschaftlicher Strukturwandel in Deutschland 1960 bis 1990

Wirtschaftlicher Strukturwandel im letzten Drittel des 20. Jahrhunderts in Ost und West

André Steiner

Abgeschlossenes Forschungsprojekt

In dem gemeinsam mit dem Lehrstuhl für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte der Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main betriebenen DFG-Verbundprojekt unter der Leitung von Werner Plumpe und André Steiner wurden die gängigen Bilder vom...

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Bookcover "Geschichte und Gewinn. Der Umgang deutscher Konzerne mit ihrer NS-Vergangenheit"

Corporate History and National Socialism
Studies on the Handling of their Nazi Past by German Enterprises

Sebastian Brünger
Completed associated PhD project

This PhD project examines continuities and discontinuities in how German enterprises dealt with the past after 1945 and attempts in this way to extend the perspective of the history of memory regarding German...

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Sceenshot - Website der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft v. 29.11.2018 mit der Geschäftsstelle der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft in Berlin-Mitte

Elaboration of the History of the Leibniz Association

Ariane Brill
Completed associated project

This research project addresses the almost twenty-year history of the Leibniz Association, which has not yet been systematically told.
In making pertinent records available and analysing them, it pursues the question...

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Moral Economy? Social and Cultural History of Collectivist Economics in Western Europe after 1945

Anne Sudrow
Completed research project

Forms of collectivist economics and cooperative corporate constitutions have a long tradition in Europe. Various...

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„Atomkraft – Nej Tak“
A transnational perspective on Nuclear Energy and Society in Denmark

Jan-Henrik Meyer

Completed associated research project

This research is part of the cooperative interdisciplinary Horizon 2020 project HoNESt – History of Nuclear Energy and Society. The ZZF hosted HoNESt researchers for their...

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Logo of the LIP. Image: Jamin, Lip 0451, CC BY-SA 3.0

'Self-Management' in the Factory
The Watchmaking Enterprise LIP of Besançon, France, in the 1970s and 1980s

Completed PhD project

When the watchmaking workers of LIP in Besançon were facing redundancy and the enterprise was threatened with bankruptcy in 1973, they resolved to occupy the factory and began to produce and sell watches on their own account.

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Bookcover: Oil and Sovereignty. Petro-Knowledge and Energy Policy in the United States and Western Europe in the 1970s

Oil and Sovereignty
Petro-Knowledge and Energy Policy in the United States and Western Europe in the 1970s

Rüdiger Graf

Completed research project

The project analyzed the national and international strategies that American and European governments formulated to restructure the world of oil and deal with the era’s disruptions. It showed how a variety of different actors combined diplomacy...

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Bookcover: Industrial Policy in Western Europe since the 1960s. Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte / Economic History Yearbook 58 (2017), Heft 1.

Structural Policy and Subsidies in West Germany
Debates and Decisions after the 'Economic Miracle'

Ralf Ahrens

Completed reserach project

The project analyses debates and decisions regarding subsidies as an instrument of coping with economic structural change in West Germany. It focusses on the period from the early 1960s to the late 1980s, during which overall economic growth...

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