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Author Ardeleanu, Constantin, author.

Title The European Commission of the Danube, 1856-1948 : an experiment in international administration / by Constantin Ardeleanu.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 379 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
Series Balkan studies library ; volume 27
Balkan studies library ; v. 27.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Russophobia, Free Trade and Maritime Insecurity -- The Danube Question and the Making of Two River Commissions -- A Quest for Authority and Autonomy -- 'Civilising and Disciplining Nature' -- On Money, Tolls and Standards -- Threats, Opportunities and Institutional Survival -- On Transnational Bureaucrats and Rulemaking -- The Lower Danube and Romanian Nation-Making -- Europolis : from a Piratical Republic to a Collective Colony -- Between Experimentalism and Anachronism : the Road to the Abolishment of the European Commission of the Danube.
Summary "In The European Commission of the Danube, 1856-1948 Constantin Ardeleanu offers a history of the world's second international organisation, an innovative techno-political institution established by Europe's Concert of Powers to remove insecurity from the Lower Danube. Delegates of rival empires worked together to 'correct' a vital European transportation infrastructure, and to complete difficult hydraulic works they gradually transformed the Commission into an actor of regional and international politics. As an autonomous and independent organ, it employed a complex transnational bureaucracy and regulated shipping along the Danube through a comprehensive set of internationally accepted rules and procedures. The Commission is portrayed as an effective experimental organisation, taken as a model for further cooperation in the international system."-- Provided by publisher.
Local Note JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access
Subject Commission européenne du Danube.
Commission européenne du Danube.
Europäische Donaukommission
Shipping -- Danube River -- History.
Shipping -- Government policy -- Europe -- History.
Danube River -- Regulation -- History.
Regulation of rivers and lakes.
Shipping -- Government policy.
Danube River.
Danube River.
Danube Commission.
Inland shipping.
International watercourses.
Maritime security.
HISTORY / Europe / General
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Ardeleanu, Constantin. European Commission of the Danube, 1856-1948. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020] 9789004412538 (DLC) 2019059235
ISBN 9789004425965 electronic book
9004425969 electronic book
9789004412538 hardcover ; alkaline paper