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Regulating the British economy, 1660-1850

Author: Perry Gauci
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Inspired by recent research on the cultural impact of economic change, an international team of leading academics and younger scholars examine the ways in which state and society responded to fundamental economic transition. The studies embrace all aspects of the regulatory process, from developing ideas on the economy, to the passage of legislation, and to the negotiation of economic policy and change in practice.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2010049582
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Perry Gauci
ISBN: 0754697622 9780754697626 0754669696 9780754669692
OCLC Number: 741926984
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 279 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Notes on Contributors; Preface; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Regulatory Inertia and National Economic Growth; 2 A Proactive State? The Land Bank, Investment and Party Politics in the 1690s; 3 Regulation and Rival Interests in the 1690s; 4 Towards a British Political Economy; 5 Learning the Ropes of Sand; 6 Political Convention and the Merchant in the Later Eighteenth Century; 7 Bounties, the Economy and the State in Britain, 1689-1800; 8 Investigation as a Prelude to Regulation; 9 Facing Uncertainty. 10 Regulating Wages in Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth-Century England11 The Transition to Factory Production in the English Wool Textile Industries; 12 Rent Seeking or Skill Creating? Apprenticeship in Early Industrial Britain; Further Reading; Index.
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