Writing the Rules for Europe

- Experts, Cartels, and International Organizations

Johan Schot will present his latest monograph Writing the Rules for Europe (authored jointly with Wolfram Kaiser) in a lecture followed by comments by Susana Borras, and Poul Fritz Kjær, Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School.

Technologies have created crucial connections across borders requiring new forms of regulation. This book analyses how experts, cartels and international organizations have written the rules for Europe since around 1850. Based on fresh research in the archives of multiple international organizations and European countries it explores the 'hidden integration' of Europe – forms of integration that were not always visible, but affected the citizens of Europe in their everyday lives. Richly illustrated and engagingly written, the book de-centers the present-day European Union in a new long-term understanding of European integration.

Johan Schot , University of Sussex.
Director of SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit)
Professor of History of Technology and Sustainability Transition Studies. Co-editor of the book series Making Europe

All are welcome. Please register with Jacob Jensen: rst448@hum.ku.dk

Arranged by Centre for Modern European Studies (CEMES) 
Research Group EHC (European Contemporary History