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Conclusion: The Rise and Fall of Cultural Explanations of Economic Performance

F. M. L. THOMPSON

in Gentrification and the Enterprise Culture: Britain 1780-1980

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243303
eISBN:
9780191714047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243303.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Lawrence Stone believed he had proved that no more than minimal gentrification, in the strict sense of acquisition of country houses by new men of wealth, took place between 1540 and 1880. ... More


Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future

Robert Wuthnow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157207
eISBN:
9781400846498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157207.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

More than thirty million Americans live in small, out-of-the-way places. Many of them could have joined the vast majority of Americans who live in cities and suburbs. They could live closer to more ... More


Silicon Valley and the Resurgence of Route 128: Systems Integration and Regional Innovation

Michael H. Best

in Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge-Based Economy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250011
eISBN:
9780191596216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250014.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Seeks to address an explanation for the decline and subsequent resurgence of Route 28, the first high‐technology manufacturing region of the USA, in Massachusetts. The decline was combined with the ... More


Introduction

Thomas Borstelmann

in The 1970s: A New Global History from Civil Rights to Economic Inequality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141565
eISBN:
9781400839704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141565.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter reveals that the years between 1973 and 1979 witnessed a critical transition that made American society simultaneously more equal and less equal, and American culture still ... More


Grand Designs

Geoffrey Jones

in British Multinational Banking, 1830-1990

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206026
eISBN:
9780191676925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206026.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter discusses the situation of British multinational banks twenty-five years after the end of the Second World War. British multinational banks survived despite much deterioration in ... More


Posing the Problem

F. M. L. THOMPSON

in Gentrification and the Enterprise Culture: Britain 1780-1980

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243303
eISBN:
9780191714047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243303.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines and analyses the range of explanations on offer for the motivations of entrepreneurs who have spearheaded economic growth since the 17th century. Contemporaries from Daniel ... More


The Basque Conundrum: Regional Autonomy and Economic Decline

Philip Cooke and Kevin Morgan

in The Associational Economy: Firms, Regions, and Innovation

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290186
eISBN:
9780191684784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290186.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Political Economy

The key themes of this chapter are the scope and limits of the regional state and the potential of the new associational strategies. This chapter also examines and attempts to understand the wider ... More


Gentrification and the Enterprise Culture: Britain 1780-1980

F. M. L. Thompson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243303
eISBN:
9780191714047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243303.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Cultural explanations of major social and economic developments are seductively attractive but most unreliable. Anti-industrial and anti-commercial attitudes fostered by public schools and the older ... More


Decline Relative and Absolute, 1713–1740

Jonathan I. Israel

in Dutch Primacy in World Trade, 1585–1740

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198211396
eISBN:
9780191678196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198211396.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Economic History

There is general agreement that Dutch bulk carrying, or at least Baltic bulk freightage, did a great deal better than was once supposed and that serious collapse occurred only in the industrial ... More


An embarrassment of poverty: Burma’s collapse

Richard Cockett

in Blood, Dreams and Gold: The Changing Face of Burma

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300204513
eISBN:
9780300215984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204513.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the decline of the Burmese economy, and compares it to the rest of Asia. Notably, it describes a profound feeling of embarrassment and shame pervading the Burmese citizenry ... More


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