Slavic Review

"The volume gives a good overview of historical and economic thought related to economic nationalism. It interestingly highlights the German nineteenth century experience as a model of both policies promoting economic growth for the increased international economic competition and ideology legitimizing the lower classes’ sacrifices that accompany this growth. In the numerous case studies from past and present Europe, the US, Israel, and China, the unifying and most revealing element is the similarity of policy and ideology-related dilemmas that Germany underwent in the nineteenth century. These case studies demonstrate the importance of the German model, sometimes without acknowledging it, while discussing land, population, and diaspora policies, attitudes toward foreign investment capital, national branding in export promotion, and consumption and welfare policies in various developing countries."
Reviewed book: 
Stefan Berger
Thomas Fetzer
$90.00 / €79.00 / £71.00