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Economic Futures

Andrew Gamble

in New Paradigms in Public Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197264935
eISBN:
9780191760365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264935.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter analyses the future of the British economy. It argues that a political economy perspective is necessary to understand the debates surrounding economic growth, and reviews the way in ... More


Hobson Lives? Finance, Finance Capitalism, and British Imperialism, 1870–1914

P. J. Cain

in Hobson and Imperialism: Radicalism, New Liberalism, and Finance 1887-1938

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198203902
eISBN:
9780191719141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203902.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter looks at Imperialism: A Study in the context of modern knowledge of the size, distribution, and ownership of foreign investment and its place in the British economy. It tests the book's ... More


British Policy, Trade, and Informal Empire in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Martin Lynn

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores, from a metropolitan perspective, the government's approach to the expansion of British influence beyond the territorial British Empire in the mid-nineteenth century, and the ... More


The Economic Impact

Stephen Conway

in The British Isles and the War of American Independence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254552
eISBN:
9780191698231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254552.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the war's economic impact, focusing on the situation during the struggle itself, but considering also the post-war picture. The key areas examined are the destruction and loss ... More


Some Conclusions

Douglas Wass

in Decline to Fall: The Making of British Macro-economic Policy and the 1976 IMF Crisis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534746
eISBN:
9780191715884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534746.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter gives a synoptic view of the whole episode covered by the book. It first examines how the British economy fared in the aftermath of the IMF drawing. It shows that what happened was ... More


The Empire/Commonwealth in British Economic Thinking and Policy

Jim Tomlinson

in Britain's Experience of Empire in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199236589
eISBN:
9780191730955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236589.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter charts the career of metropolitan beliefs about the economic meaning and importance of the British empire in the twentieth century. It analyses the waxing and waning of such sentiments, ... More


Migrants and Settlers

STEPHEN CONSTANTINE

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205647
eISBN:
9780191676727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205647.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter provides a discussion on emigration patterns and the consequences of these for the British economy. The role of migration and settlement in the system's sustenance continued deep into ... More


Introduction: public policy at a crossroads

Peter Taylor-Gooby

in New Paradigms in Public Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197264935
eISBN:
9780191760365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264935.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the basic questions that confront twenty-first century policy-making: finding a way forward for the British economy; the dilemma of ... More


The Coal Industry and the Economy in Early Modern Britain

John Hatcher

in The History of the British Coal Industry: Volume 1: Before 1700: Towards the Age of Coal

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198282822
eISBN:
9780191684418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198282822.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter discusses the impact of the coal industry on the economy of early modern Britain. Cheap coal was beneficial to Britain's industrial development, and well before the 18th century it had ... More


The British Banking Industry

Jordi Canals

in Competitive Strategies in European Banking

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198773504
eISBN:
9780191695322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198773504.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter provides a structural overview of the British financial system. It notes that the UK has a long tradition as a premier financial centre and that this is a result not only of British ... More


Identifying the Gap: The Origins of 3i

Richard Coopey

in 3i Fifty Years Investing in Industry

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289449
eISBN:
9780191684708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289449.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Many of the broader explanations for problems in the British economy can be encapsulated within a criticism of the functioning of the financial system — a bias against industry and technology, and ... More


The Industrial Revolution and the Location of Proto-Industry

SIDNEY POLLARD

in Marginal Europe: The Contribution of Marginal Lands since the Middle Ages

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206385
eISBN:
9780191677106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206385.003.0011
Subject:
History, Economic History

The well-known term, the Industrial Revolution, is traditionally applied to the transformation of the British economy between 1760 and 1850. This chapter returns to the British Industrial Revolution ... More


Decline to Fall: The Making of British Macro-economic Policy and the 1976 IMF Crisis

Douglas Wass

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534746
eISBN:
9780191715884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534746.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book gives an account of a crucially important episode in the post-War political history of the UK — the financial crisis of 1976 when the British Government had to seek large credit from the ... More


Competition, Expansion, and the Enterprise Culture

Richard Coopey

in 3i Fifty Years Investing in Industry

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289449
eISBN:
9780191684708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289449.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The swings between recession and recovery in the British economy directly affected both 3i and its customers, creating cycles of expansion and retrenchment. In addition to generating these market ... More


The People’s Peace: British History 1945-1989

Kenneth O. Morgan

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198227649
eISBN:
9780191678769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227649.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Drawing on sources recently released under the Thirty Year Rule, this book is the first comprehensive study by a professional historian of British history from 1945 to the present day. It examines ... More


Britain: From Replacing to Reinforcing a Liberal Market Economy

Orfeo Fioretos

in Creative Reconstructions: Multilateralism and European Varieties of Capitalism after 1950

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449697
eISBN:
9780801460715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449697.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter talks about the factors behind the different institutional trajectories of the British government in three periods: 1960s and 1970s, 1980s, and in the 1990s and 2000s. It gives specific ... More


Professional Political Economy and Its Popularizers

Mary Poovey (ed.)

in Genres of the Credit Economy: Mediating Value in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226675329
eISBN:
9780226675213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675213.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues that, during the middle decades of the nineteenth century, writing about economic and financial matters, which was increasingly distributed across specialized professions and ... More


Industry and Commerce

Brian Harrison

in Finding a Role?: The United Kingdom 1970-1990

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199606122
eISBN:
9780191804632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199606122.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses changes in industry and commerce from 1970–1990. In 1970 wartime consensus ideas were very much alive, even under a self-consciously non-interventionist Conservative ... More


The ‘Non-Élite’ Members in George III’s Last Parliament

Ian R. Christie

in British ‘non-élite’ MPs 1715–1820

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205579
eISBN:
9780191676673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205579.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The slow trend towards a broadening of the social composition of the House of Commons, which had set in early in the reign of George III, was clearly perceptible by the time that reign had run half ... More


The National Health Service In England: Some facts about general practice

Richard M. Titmuss

in Essays on the Welfare State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349518
eISBN:
9781447349525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349518.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter considers the various reasons which help to determine whether the record of the Health Service is one of progress and success. Some of the more important ones become explicable only when ... More


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