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Britain and Free Trade in the Age of Gladstone, Bismarck, and Disraeli: The Hegemon’s Dilemma, 1865–1886

Anthony Howe

in Free Trade and Liberal England 1846–1946

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201465
eISBN:
9780191674891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201465.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter examines the decline of the Liberal vision of European progress based on free trade, peace, and democracy. The interlocking pressures of rising military expenditure, economic depression, ... More


The Politburo’s Holy of Holies

Vladimir Kontorovich

in Reluctant Cold Warriors: Economists and National Security

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190868123
eISBN:
9780190868154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868123.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

The military sector was the most successful part of the Soviet economy, and the most important one from the point of view of its rulers. It owed this success to its unique place in the Soviet ... More


Four Sources of the Global Crisis of 2008

Rohini Hensman

in Workers, Unions, and Global Capitalism: Lessons from India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231148009
eISBN:
9780231519564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231148009.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines four sources of the economic crisis of 2008 and suggests how three of them can be counteracted. The report of the UN Commission on Reforms of the International Monetary and ... More


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