Andreas Predöhl’s Theory of the Integration of Economic and Political Space

  •  Tadahisa Mizuno    


This paper considers Andreas Predöhl’s theory, arguing that it applied to both the Nazi project and post-war European integration. Predöhl maintained that tension arises from a difference between economic and political spaces when economic space transcends national borders. After the Industrial Revolution, Predöhl saw concentric world economic poles emerging successively in Europe, the United States, and the Soviet Union. There were two ways to reconstruct the European pole: the Nazi project and European integration. Predöhl’s idea that political and economic space should be harmonised is worth reconsidering amid present economic challenges.

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