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Public and private ownership in Britain, 1820-1990

Author: James Foreman-Peck; Robert Millward
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Britain led the way for much of the world with industrial privatization during the 1980s. Yet the historical origins of the process that was being reversed have rarely been examined. This is a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Foreman-Peck; Robert Millward
ISBN: 0198203594 9780198203599
OCLC Number: 472724575
Description: xvii, 386 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Government and the Infrastructure in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries --
2. Competition in the New Network Technology Industries 1820-1870 --
3. The Political Response to Market Failure: Railways and Other National Communications Networks 1870-1914 --
4. Prices, Profits, and Government: Gas and Telegraph in the Late Nineteenth Century --
5. Explaining the Shift to Public Ownership at the Local Level: The Halcyon Days of Municipal Ownership 1870-1920 --
6. Ownership and Cost Effectiveness: Evidence from the Early Twentieth Century --
7. International Comparisons of Performance in National Networks in the Inter-War Period --
8. The Causes and Content of the 1940s Nationalizations --
9. The Performance of the Nationalized Industries 1950-1985 --
10. Privatization of Industry in the 1980s --
11. Networks in Perspective.
Responsibility: by James Foreman-Peck and Robert Millward.

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