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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


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


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


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


The Rule of Law in America

F.H. Buckley

in The American Illness: Essays on the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300175219
eISBN:
9780300195071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175219.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book asks whether a decline in the rule of law has contributed to America's economic decline. In this chapter, the relative advantages that obscured the positive and negative contributions of ... More


Europe's Orphan: The Future of the Euro and the Politics of Debt

Martin Sandbu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175942
eISBN:
9781400885510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175942.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Originally conceived as part of a unifying vision for Europe, the euro is now viewed as a millstone around the neck of a continent crippled by vast debts, sluggish economies, and growing populist ... More


Between Empires: The Jafnids, The Naṣrids, And Late Antiquity 1

Greg Fisher

in Between Empires: Arabs, Romans, and Sasanians in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599271
eISBN:
9780191724992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599271.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

In this chapter, the discussion turns to the ‘end’ of the Jafnid dynasty in its attempt to explain why and how the Roman Empire ended its relationship with its Arab clients. It posits that the ... More


Class Differentiation of Demographic Regimes

Suzanne E. Joseph

in Fertile Bonds: Bedouin Class, Kinship, and Gender in the Bekaa Valley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044613
eISBN:
9780813046389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044613.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

A comprehensive review of microdemographic studies from Europe and Asia is undertaken with the aim of understanding the role of class/caste and occupation in shaping fertility and mortality within ... More


America in Decline

Peter Duus and Kenji Hasegawa

in Rediscovering America: Japanese Perspectives on the American Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268432
eISBN:
9780520950375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268432.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes America's economic decline, noting that during the 1970s, American complaints about Japanese trade practices gave the impression that America was in economic decline. It ... More


The One Percent Solution: How Corporations Are Remaking America One State at a Time

Gordon Lafer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501703065
eISBN:
9781501708183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703065.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In the aftermath of the 2010 Citizens United decision, it's become commonplace to note the growing political dominance of a small segment of the economic elite. But what exactly are those members of ... More


Emergency and the Everyday

Katherine Fusco and Nicole Seymour

in Kelly Reichardt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041242
eISBN:
9780252050107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041242.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introduction outlines Reichardt’s career, from promising indie auteur in the 1990s to a subsequent retreat from the spotlight to a triumphant return in the mid-2000s. The book’s argument is laid ... More


Black Country Élites: The Exercise of Authority in an Industrialized Area, 1830-1900

Richard H. Trainor

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203551
eISBN:
9780191675850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203551.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book is a study of the people who ran Victorian industrial towns. It also examines the institutions, policies, rituals, and networks these urban elites deployed to cope with urban growth, social ... More


All out of money 1976–77

Thomas Robb

in A strained partnership?: US-UK relations in the era of detente, 196977

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091759
eISBN:
9781781706985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091759.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

It is demonstrated throughout this chapter that US financial assistance, in the guise the British Prime Minister James Callaghan wanted never materialised during the IMF Crisis of 1976-77. Callaghan ... More


A New Golden Age? The Northern Praefectura Urbi from the Severans to Diocletian

Emanuele Papi

in Approaching Late Antiquity: The Transformation from Early to Late Empire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297375
eISBN:
9780191708978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297375.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter shows that in the region to the north of Rome (Regio VII), which is taken as representative of Italy, the cities where so much public investment was made in the first and second ... More


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