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City of capital : politics and markets in the English financial revolution

Author: Bruce G Carruthers
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While many have examined how economic interests motivate political action, Bruce Carruthers explores the reverse relationship in political economy by focusing on how political interests shape a market. The author sets his inquiry within the context of late Stuart England, when an active stock market emerged and when Whig and Tory parties vied for control of a newly empowered Parliament. He examines the institutional
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce G Carruthers
ISBN: 0691044554 9780691044552
OCLC Number: 33983363
Description: xiv, 303 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. British Politics from 1672 to 1712 --
Ch. 3. Finance and State-Formation --
Ch. 4. Britain in Comparative Perspective --
Ch. 5. Financial Property Rights and the State --
Ch. 6. Politics and the Joint-Stock Companies --
Ch. 7. Trading on the London Stock Market --
Ch. 8. Government Bonds and Political Bonds.
Responsibility: Bruce G. Carruthers.
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