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Aristocrats as Entrepreneurs

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/9780199243303.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter challenges the view that the landed aristocracy as a social group were inherently anti-business, anti-industrial, and anti-commercial. Instead it argues that there have always been ... More


The Rich

Theodore Zeldin

in A History of French Passions: Volume 1: Ambition, Love, and Politics

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221777
eISBN:
9780191678493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221777.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter reveals that the two hundred families who held most of France's wealth ran its major industries, and bribed its politicians to do their bidding, controlling France for most of this ... More


Two Models

Michael Herb

in The Wages of Oil: Parliaments and Economic Development in Kuwait and the UAE

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453366
eISBN:
9780801454691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453366.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This book examines the divergent paths followed by Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE): whereas the UAE, led by Dubai, has diversified its economy beyond oil, the Kuwaiti economy remains almost ... More


Labor Markets and Class Politics

Michael Herb

in The Wages of Oil: Parliaments and Economic Development in Kuwait and the UAE

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453366
eISBN:
9780801454691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453366.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter examines the labor markets of Gulf rentiers and their effects on class politics. It begins with an overview the Gulf labor markets in the middling and the extreme rentiers and asks ... More


Theological Traces and Social Contexts

Kenneth Dyson

in States, Debt, and Power: 'Saints' and 'Sinners' in European History and Integration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198714071
eISBN:
9780191782558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714071.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the role of theology in framing thinking about debt and as a tool in debt financing, with particular reference to usury, the ‘great chain of being’, moral paternalism, and ... More


Differentiation by Speculation

Michael Levien

in Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190859152
eISBN:
9780190872830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859152.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter shows how the SEZ’s major contribution to the local economy, dramatic real estate speculation, transformed Rajpura. It demonstrates how pre-existing inequalities—rooted in the failures ... More


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