Title: The limits and merits of internationalism: experts, the state and the international community in Poland in the first half of the twentieth century
Authors: Kohlrausch, Martin ×
Steffen, Katrin #
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Carfax Pub. Co.
Series Title: European Review of History / Revue Européenne d'Histoire vol:16 issue:5 pages:715-737
Abstract: Employing the example of two Polish technical experts – the metallurgist Jan Czochralski and the architect-urbanist Szymon Syrkus, who both reached the peak of their careers in the Interwar period, the article sketches a particular space of expertise in the newly developing states of Central Europe after 1918 and in Poland in particular. For experts like Czochralski and Syrkus a new and pronounced state activity helped to bring about a space of opportunities but was also a source of severe restrictions and demands for loyalty. With the Second World War and then with the establishment of a socialist regime this space vanished and a particular kind of experts, relying heavily on the transnational structures still being in place in central Eastern Europe before the war almost ceased to exist.
ISSN: 1350-7486
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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