Political Economy versus National Sovereignty: French Structures for German Economic Integration after Versailles

@article{McDougall1979PoliticalEV,
  title={Political Economy versus National Sovereignty: French Structures for German Economic Integration after Versailles},
  author={Walter A. McDougall},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  year={1979},
  volume={51},
  pages={4 - 23}
}
  • W. McDougall
  • Published 1 March 1979
  • History, Economics
  • The Journal of Modern History
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