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dc.contributor.authorSchenk, Joep
dc.description.abstract"Throughout history rivers have always been a source of life and of conflict. This book investigates the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine’s (CCNR) efforts to secure the principle of freedom of navigation on Europe’s prime river. The book explores how the most fundamental change in the history of international river governance arose from European security concerns. It examines how the CCNR functioned as an ongoing experiment in reconciling national and common interests that contributed to the emergence of European prosperity in the course of the long nineteenth century. In so doing, it shows that modern conceptions and practices of security cannot be understood without accounting for prosperity considerations and prosperity policies. Incorporating research from archives in Great Britain, Germany, and the Netherlands, as well as the recently opened CCNR archives in France, this study operationalises a truly transnational perspective that effectively opens the black box of the oldest and still existing international organisation in the world in its first centenary. In showing how security-prosperity considerations were a driving force in the unfolding of Europe’s prime river in the nineteenth century, it is of interest to scholars of politics and history, including the history of international relations, European history, transnational history and the history of security, as well as those with an interest in current themes and debates about transboundary water governance."en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge Studies in Modern European Historyen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJD European historyen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBG General & world historyen_US
dc.subject.otherEuropean historyen_US
dc.subject.othergeneral & world historyen_US
dc.titleThe Rhine and European Security in the Long Nineteenth Centuryen_US
dc.title.alternativeMaking Lifelines from Frontlinesen_US
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameTaylor & Francis

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