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Public or Private Ownership? The Dilemma of Urban Utilities in London and New York, 1870–1914

RAPHAEL SCHAPIRO

in Civil Society in British History: Ideas, Identities, Institutions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260201
eISBN:
9780191717352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260201.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter presents a theoretically informed discussion on the origins and development of public ownership in Britain. It focuses on a period of history when different economic and political forces ... More


Public and Private Ownership of British Industry 1820–1990

James Foreman-Peck and Robert Millward

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203599
eISBN:
9780191675881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203599.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

Britain led the way for much of the world with industrial privatisation during the 1980s. Yet the historical origins of the process that was being reversed have rarely been examined. This is a study ... More


Entrepreneurial Politics in Mid-Victorian Britain

G. R. Searle

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203575
eISBN:
9780191675874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203575.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Historians have long debated the issue of why Britain did not experience a ‘middle-class revolution’. In the mid-Victorian years, in the aftermath of the Great Reform Act and the repeal of the Corn ... More


The Demand for Land

John Habakkuk

in Marriage, Debt, and the Estates System: English Landownership, 1650-1950

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203988
eISBN:
9780191676062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203988.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The reasons for the purchase of estates were many and complex. The owner of an estate, furthermore, was the head of a community of tenants and labourers. Politics might also be a motive for purchase ... More


The Decline of the Landed Interest

John Habakkuk

in Marriage, Debt, and the Estates System: English Landownership, 1650-1950

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203988
eISBN:
9780191676062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203988.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the 19th century there was a marked change in estate ownership and a dramatic decline in the social and political role of landed families. The most evident change is the increase in the sale of ... More


Landed Society

THOMAS P. POWER

in Land, Politics, and Society in Eighteenth-Century Tipperary

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203162
eISBN:
9780191675768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203162.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Tipperary’s landed society. In the 18th century, there were important structural and personnel changes in the county’s landed class arising from the disposal of the Ormond, ... More


. Explaining the Shift to Public Ownership at the Local Level: The Halcyon Days of Municipal Ownership 1870–1920

James Foreman-Peck and Robert Millward

in Public and Private Ownership of British Industry 1820–1990

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203599
eISBN:
9780191675881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203599.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

Initially, local authority involvement was limited to the provision of railway track and by 1883 the local authorities owned one-third of the track mileage. The 1890s saw a rapid growth of electric ... More


Ownership and Cost Effectiveness: Evidence from the Early Twentieth Century

James Foreman-Peck and Robert Millward

in Public and Private Ownership of British Industry 1820–1990

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203599
eISBN:
9780191675881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203599.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

The question of ownership has to be distinguished from the question of market structure. Both can affect efficiency. This chapter presents new findings for this period in Britain. In the first main ... More


International Comparisons of Performance in National Networks in the Inter-War Period

James Foreman-Peck and Robert Millward

in Public and Private Ownership of British Industry 1820–1990

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203599
eISBN:
9780191675881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203599.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

During the inter-war years Britain resisted the Continental trend towards state ownership. Instead it founded public-interest monopoly corporations or left industry in the hands of private owners and ... More


The Causes and Content of the 1940s Nationalizations

James Foreman-Peck and Robert Millward

in Public and Private Ownership of British Industry 1820–1990

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203599
eISBN:
9780191675881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203599.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

The industries which were nationalised in the 1940s have been described as ‘basic’, a loose but commonly used phrase meaning no more than that they were part of the fuel and transport infrastructure ... More


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