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A Political Economy of Power: Ordoliberalism in Context, 1932-1950

Raphaël Fèvre


Today, ordoliberalism is at the center of the ongoing debate about the foundations, the present governance, and future prospects of the European Union—and yet we do not dispose of a comprehensive definition of it. Whenever we talk of the dominance of the German model, the discussion should involve a detailed picture of ordoliberal principles. This book retraces the intellectual history of ordoliberalism, focusing in particular on the works of its main representatives Walter Eucken and Wilhelm Röpke, together with references to the contributions of Franz Böhm, Alexander Rüstow, Leonhard Miksch, ... More

Keywords: ordoliberalism, intellectual history, European Union, German model, history of economics, economic power, Walter Eucken, Wilhelm Röpke

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2022 Print ISBN-13: 9780197607800
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197607800.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raphaël Fèvre, author
Assistant Professor in Economics, Universite Cote d'Azur