Understanding decline : perceptions and realities of british economic performance (Book, 1997) [WorldCat.org]
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Understanding decline : perceptions and realities of british economic performance

Understanding decline : perceptions and realities of british economic performance

Author: Peter Clarke; Clive Trebilcock
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The theme of British economic decline is inescapable in contemporary debates about Britain's economic performance and sense of national identity. Understanding Decline is a serious contribution to an  Read more...


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Genre/Form: [études diverses]
études diverses
Named Person: Barry Supple
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Clarke; Clive Trebilcock
ISBN: 0521563178 9780521563178
OCLC Number: 490238530
Description: 1 vol. (xv, 313 p. : 1 portr. en front. ; 24 cm
Contents: Frontispiece Barry Supple; Notes on contributors; Note on references; Preface Peter Clarke and Clive Trebilcock; Introduction: national performance in a personal perspective Barry Supple; 1. Fear of failing: economic history and the decline of Britain Barry Supple; 2. 'A great deal of ruin in a nation' Donald Winch; 3. The security of the realm and the growth of the economy, 1688-1914 Patrick K. O'Brien; 4. British economic decline and human resources Simon Szreter; 5. The myth of decline: an urban perspective Jay Winter; 6. Phoenix: financial services, insurance and economic revival between the wars Clive Trebilcock; 7. Keynes, New Jerusalem, and British decline Peter Clarke; 8. Social policy, saving, and sound money: budgeting for the New Jerusalem in the Second World War Jose Harris; 9. 1945-1951: years of recovery or a stage in economic decline? Bernard Alford; 10. The end of empire and the golden age Charles H. Feinstein; 11. Macmillan's audit of empire, 1957 Tony Hopkins; 12. Apocalypse when? British politicians and British 'decline' in the twentieth century David Cannadine; 13. Measuring economic decline Peter Temin; Publications by Barry Supple; Index.
Responsibility: ed. by Peter Clarke and Clive Trebilcock.


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"For those who study Britain and Europe, this book is a must read; for those who recognize the continued relevance of the idea of decline in other leading nations, it cannot be overlooked. Read more...

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