Spain and the Reconstruction of Western Europe, 1945–57

Challenge and Response

  • Fernando Guirao

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Fernando Guirao
      Pages 1-6
  3. Trade versus Political Discrimination, 1945-7

  4. Raea Avis: Spain and the Marshall Plan,1947-8

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Fernando Guirao
      Pages 86-106
    3. Fernando Guirao
      Pages 107-128
  5. Bilateralism within a Multilateral Context, 1949 to mid-1950s

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Fernando Guirao
      Pages 189-206
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 207-239

About this book


Based on a wide range of archival sources, this book analyses the response of the most peripheral country in Western Europe, Franco's Spain, to the challenges of increasing economic interdependence from the end of World War II to the establishment of the EEC, 1945-57. In so doing, the author sheds new light on the fundamental question of the survival of the Franco regime and stimulates further discussion on the external factors responsible for Spain's pattern of economic growth after 1945.


Europe growth Import Marshall Plan Spain trade World War II

Authors and affiliations

  • Fernando Guirao
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitat Pompeu FabraBarcelonaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40270-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37391-4
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