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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


Revolution, Recession, and the Rights of Property-Owners

Gwynne Lewis

in The Advent of Modern Capitalism in France, 1770–1840: The Contribution of Pierre-François Tubeuf

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228950
eISBN:
9780191678844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228950.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Economic History

This chapter examines the impact of the French Revolution and the recession on property ownership rights in France. It suggests that throughout the Revolution and the regime of the French Empire, ... 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


The Performance of the Nationalized Industries 1950–1985

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/9780198203599.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

Nationalisation in the 1940s in Britain was the product of a consensus to increase the size of business units in the network industries. This chapter looks at the industries' performance over the ... More


Privatization of Industry in the 1980s

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/9780198203599.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

Policy towards industries based on technological networks veered in a new direction during the 1980s. Monolithic state industries were returned to private ownership, which they had left many decades ... More


The Palliative Effects of Property Rights

Werner Troesken

in The Pox of Liberty: How the Constitution Left Americans Rich, Free, and Prone to Infection

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226922171
eISBN:
9780226922195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922195.003.0005
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter describes how the American constitutional order shaped the country=s battle against waterborne diseases. This story has two parts. The first part involves establishing a fundamental ... More


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