Economic Entanglements in East-Central Europe (1949-1991)

Economic Entanglements in East-Central Europe (1949-1991)

14-16 novembre 2012

14 November, 2012


4:00-4:45pm – Uwe Müller (Leipzig), East Central European Planned Economies in the Global Economy (1945-1990)

4:45-5:15pm – Coffee break

5:15-7:30pm – The Comecon. A Transnational Institution which Worked?

Simon Godard (Genf), Internationalism as Career? On the Working Culture of Comecon Associates (1949-1989)
Erik Radisch (Bochum), Soviet Concepts of the Comecon (1956-1971)
Jan Lomícek (Prag), Czechoslovak Participation in Transnational Projects within the CMEA in the 1970s and 1980s

15 November, 2012

Case Studies


Pál Germuska (Budapest), A Special Case of Branch-Cooperation. Military Industrial Collaboration in the Comecon
Mila Oiva (Turku), Competition and the Socialist Integration—Contradictory Concepts? The Case of Polish Clothing Exports to the Soviet Union

11:00-11:30am – Coffee Break


Zsombor Bódy (Budapest), Large-Scale Investment Project Ikarus. The Semantics of the Political Economy in International Business Relations as seen by the Planning and Realization of a Hungarian Large-Scale Investment Project in Bus Production (1957-1975)
Christopher Mady (Bochum), Hungarian Foreign Trade Relations in the Automobile Industry

1-2pm Lunch

Relations between the West and the East


Mikhail Lipkin (Moscow), The Perception of West European Integration in the USSR
Angela Romano (London/Firence), The European Community’s Perceptions of Socialist Integration, and Consequent Actions towards the Comecon
Suvi Kansikas (Helsinki), The Comecon and the EC Challenge (1969-1976)

4:15-4:45pm Coffee break


Johan Schot/Jira Janac (Eindhoven), Tensions concerning the Sovietization and the Europeanization of Railway Governance in East Central Europe
Peter Švík (Bratislava), Reflections on General Trends in the East-West Trade of Civil Aviation Technology in the 1960s and 1970s

7:30pm – Dinner

16 November, 2012

The Comecon in the Global Economy


Christian Gerlach (Bern), Reintegration into the Capitalist World Market? Grain Imports to East Europe in the 1970s and their Implications
Radek Soběhart (Prag), “Long Live General Muammar Gaddafi!” Czechoslovak-Libyan Relations (1974-1985). Reflections on the Global Cold War
Martin Dangerfield (Wolverhampton), Post-Comecon Economic Relations of Former Soviet Bloc Countries and Russia: Continuities and Changes

11.15-11.45 Coffee break



Christoph Boyer (Salzburg), Concluding Comments
Dagmara Jajeśniak Quast (Leipzig/Frankfurt-Oder), Closing Remarks: The Multiple International Dimensions of the Comecon. New Interpretations of Old Phenomena.

Practical information

Venue: Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas e.V. (GWZO) at the University of Leipzig; Speck’s Hof (Eingang A), Reichstr. 4-6, D- 04109 Leipzig.

Hosted by:

Research group “East Central Europe Transnational” at the Centre for the History and Culture of East Central Europe (GWZO)
Fachkommission Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften J.G. Herder-Forschungsrat
Centre for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) (ZiP)

Conference Organizers: Dr. Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast & Dr. Uwe Müller


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