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In Search Of Stability: Explorations In Historical Political Economy
In Search Of Stability: Explorations In Historical Political Economy
By Charles S. Maier
Cambridge University Press, 1988, 293 pp.

In this well-integrated collection of first-rate papers, a Harvard historian explores some key characteristics of Western Europe and American policy toward it after two world wars. He finds a unifying theme in the effort to create stability but is well aware of the complexity of that process, and of the concept itself.