Industry and Ideology

Author: Peter Hayes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052178638X
Release Date: 2000-11-13
Genre: Business & Economics

This book examines IG Farben Chemicals and the power of big business in the Third Reich economy.

Scale and Scope

Author: Alfred Dupont CHANDLER
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674029385
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Genre: History


Die Nazi Bohne

Author: Joachim Drews
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 382587513X
Release Date: 2004
Genre: National socialism and agriculture


Conceptualising Transnational Corporate Groups for International Criminal Law

Author: Marie Kuntz
Publisher: Nomos Verlag
ISBN: 9783845284033
Release Date: 2017-07-14
Genre: Law

Der Band schlägt ein Konzept des transnationalen Konzerns für das Völkerstrafrecht vor. Die Analyse von Völkerrecht, EU-Kartellrecht, US- und englischem Recht sowie ökonomischer Theorien zeigt den Konzern als ökonomische Einheit, wenn Kontrollmacht und tatsächliche Kontrollausübung vorliegen. Das Buch ergänzt die strafrechtliche Debatte um einen bis jetzt vernachlässigten gesellschaftsrechtlichen Blickwinkel und schafft mehr Klarheit hinsichtlich der Konturen und notwendigen Elemente des transnationalen Konzerns. Die Kriterien entspringen einer gründlichen Analyse transnationaler, übergreifender Strukturmerkmale des Konzerns in den untersuchten Rechtsordnungen. Das Hauptaugenmerk liegt dabei auf der tatsächlichen Kontrollausübung und ihren verschiedenen Formen. Als Ergebnis der Synthese steht ein detailliertes und ökonomisch abgesichertes Konzept des transnationalen Konzerns, der als potenzieller Adressat völkerstrafrechtlicher Normen in Betracht kommt.

Auschwitz

Author: Laurence Rees
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 9783843701891
Release Date: 2011-08-12
Genre: History

In dieser ebenso fundierten wie erschütternden Darstellung gelingt es Laurence Rees, dem Leser die unfaßbaren Geschehnisse des Holocaust nachvollziehbar vor Augen zu führen – mit einem beunruhigenden Fazit: Der Holocaust ist kein düsterer Alptraum, kein singulärer Exzeß, sondern Ergebnis der menschlichen Veranlagung.

The German Chemical Industry in the Twentieth Century

Author: John Lesch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0792364872
Release Date: 2000-08-31
Genre: History

In the twentieth century, dyes, pharmaceuticals, photographic products, explosives, insecticides, fertilizers, synthetic rubber, fuels, and fibers, plastics, and other products have flowed out of the chemical industry and into the consumer economies, war machines, farms, and medical practices of industrial societies. The German chemical industry has been a major site for the development and application of the science-based technologies that gave rise to these products, and has had an important role as exemplar, stimulus, and competitor in the international chemical industry. This volume explores the German chemical industry's scientific and technological dimension, its international connections, and its development after 1945. The authors relate scientific and technological change in the industry to evolving German political and economic circumstances, including two world wars, the rise and fall of National Socialism, the post-war division of Germany, and the emergence of a global economy. This book will be of interest to historians of modern Germany, to historians of science and technology, and to business and economic historians.

Von Scheingewinn zum R stungsboom

Author: Mark Spoerer
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 3515067566
Release Date: 1996
Genre: History

Profitierte die Industrie in besonderem Ma�e vom NS-Ruestungsaufschwung? Um diese Frage sinnvoll beantworten zu k�nnen, wird auf Grundlage verschiedener Quellen nicht nur erstmals die industrielle Rentabilit�t 1933-1941 berechnet, sondern auch die der Vergleichszeitr�ume 1886-1913 und 1925-1929. Zum ersten Mal ueberhaupt werden Steuerbilanzen ausgewertet. Der empirische Teil der Studie kommt zum Ergebnis, da� die Gewinne 1925-1929 deutlich niedriger und 1933-1941 deutlich h�her waren als vor 1914 und nach 1949. Da zudem die Gewinnsituation der tendenziell ruestungswichtigen Produktionsgueterindustrie in der NS-Zeit wesentlich besser war als die der Konsumgueterindustrie, stellt der Autor die These auf, da� die hohen Gewinne in der NS-Zeit als politische Pr�mie des Regimes interpretiert werden k�nnen, das aller antikapitalistischen Rhetorik zum Trotz auf die Kooperationsbereitschaft der Industrie angewiesen war. Entgegen einer h�ufig ge�u�erten Ansicht wurden dabei Gro�unternehmen nicht favorisiert. "Die Studie ist in ihrer methodischen Klarheit beispielhaft." Das Historisch-Politische Buch "Spoerers Arbeit setzt einen Markstein. In seiner �u�erst umsichtig geschriebenen und methodisch sauberen Studie kann er erstmals die Gewinnentwicklung der Industrie in Deutschland [�] auf verl��licher Quellengrundlage mit einiger Exaktheit nachweisen." Archiv fuer Sozialgeschichte "This is one of the most important research contributions to German interwar economic history to appear for some time.[�] Whilst the �orders of magnitude� of Spoerer's results will by now cause little academic surprise, their rigorous demonstration is of great importance; and the detail will underpin numerous advances in the sharpness of German interwar economic historiography." German History "�ist als eine der herausragenden wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten des Jahres 1996 in Europa ausgezeichnet worden." Archiv und Wirtschaft .

Holding the Shop Together

Author: Stephen J. Silvia
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801469657
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Political Science

Since the onset of the Great Recession, Germany’s economy has been praised for its superior performance, which has been reminiscent of the “economic miracle” of the 1950s and 1960s. Such acclaim is surprising because Germany’s economic institutions were widely dismissed as faulty just a decade ago. In Holding the Shop Together, Stephen J. Silvia examines the oscillations of the German economy across the entire postwar period through one of its most important components: the industrial relations system. As Silvia shows in this wide-ranging and deeply informed account, the industrial relations system is strongest where the German economy is strongest and is responsible for many of the distinctive features of postwar German capitalism. It extends into the boardrooms, workplaces and government to a degree that is unimaginable in most other countries. Trends in German industrial relations, moreover, influence developments in the broader German economy and, frequently, industrial relations practice abroad. All these aspects make the German industrial relations regime an ideal focal point for developing a deeper understanding of the German economy as a whole. Silvia begins by presenting the framework of the German industrial relations system—labor laws and the role of the state—and then analyzes its principal actors: trade unions and employers’ associations. He finds the framework sound but the actors in crisis because of membership losses. Silvia analyzes the reasons behind the losses and the innovative strategies German labor and management have developed in their efforts to reverse them. He concludes with a comprehensive picture and then considers the future of German industrial relations.

West German Industry and the Challenge of the Nazi Past 1945 1955

Author: S. Jonathan Wiesen
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807875049
Release Date: 2003-01-14
Genre: History

In the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust, West German industrialists faced a major crisis in their public image. With mounting revelations about the use of forced and slave labor, the "Aryanization" of Jewish property, and corporate profiteering under National Socialism, industrialists emerged from the war with their national and international reputations in tatters. In this groundbreaking study, Jonathan Wiesen explores how West German business leaders remade and marketed their public image between 1945 and 1955. He challenges assumptions that West Germans--and industrialists in particular--were silent about the recent past during the years of denazification and reconstruction. Drawing on sources that include private correspondence, popular literature, and a wealth of unpublished materials from corporate archives, Wiesen reveals how German business leaders attempted to absolve themselves of responsibility for Nazi crimes while recasting themselves as socially and culturally engaged public figures. Through case studies of individual firms such as Siemens and Krupp, Wiesen depicts corporate publicity as a telling example of postwar selective memory. In his introduction and conclusion, Wiesen considers the recent establishment of a multibillion dollar fund to provide financial compensation to the victims of industrial exploitation during World War II. This acknowledgment by German industry of its ongoing responsibility for its past crimes underscores the contemporary relevance of Wiesen's study.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies

Author: Michael Freeden
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191663710
Release Date: 2013-08-15
Genre: Political Science

This is the first comprehensive volume to offer a state of the art investigation both of the nature of political ideologies and of their main manifestations. The diversity of ideology studies is represented by a mixture of the range of theories that illuminate the field, combined with an appreciation of the changing complexity of concrete ideologies and the emergence of new ones. Ideologies, however, are always with us. The Handbook is divided into three sections: The first is divided into three sections: The first reflects some of the latest thinking about the development of ideology on an historical dimension, from the standpoints of conceptual history, Marx studies, social science theory and history, and leading schools of continental philosophy. The second includes some of the most recent interpretations and theories of ideology, all of which are sympathetic in their own ways to its exploration and close investigation, even when judiciously critical of its social impact. This section contains many of the more salient contemporary accounts of ideology. The third focuses on the leading ideological families and traditions, as well as on some of their cultural and geographical manifestations, incorporating both historical and contemporary perspectives. Each chapter is written by an expert in their field, bringing the latest approaches and understandings to their task. The Handbook will position the study of ideologies in the mainstream of political theory and political analysis and will attest to its indispensability both to courses on political theory and to scholars who wish to take their understanding of ideologies in new directions.

The Deutsche Bank and the Nazi Economic War against the Jews

Author: Harold James
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139428950
Release Date: 2001-03-23
Genre: History

The Deutsche Bank, Germany's largest financial institution, played an important role in the expropriation of Jewish-owned enterprises during the Nazi dictatorship, both in the existing territories of Germany, and in the area seized by the German army during World War II. In this 2001 book Harold James uses new and previously unavailable materials, many from the bank's own archives, to examine policies which led to the eventual genocide of European Jews. How far did the realization of the vicious and destructive Nazi ideology depend on the acquiescence, the complicity, and the cupidity of existing economic institutions, and individuals? In response to the traditional view that business co-operation with the Nazi regime was motivated by profit, this book closely examines the behaviour of the bank and its individuals to suggest other motivations. No comparable study exists of a single company's involvement in the economic persecution of the Jews in Nazi Germany.