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The British industrial decline /
edited by Jean-Pierre Dormois and Michael Dintenfass.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
description
xii, 234 p. : ill.
ISBN
0415172314
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Book
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imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
isbn
0415172314
catalogue key
2446354
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
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The decline of British Industry in the late Victorian and early Edwardian period is the subject of major concern to economic and modern British historians. This book sets out the present state of the discussion and introduces new directions in which the debate about the British decline is now proceeding: Among other themes, the book examines: * the role of the service sector alongside manufacturing * the distinctiveness of the British regions * the state's role in the British decline including an analysis of its responsibility for the maintenance and modernization of infrastructure * the association of aristocratic values with entrepreneurial vitality * how British historians have discussed success and failure, with a critique of the literature of decline.
Main Description
The British Industrial Declinecollects together a rich spectrum of essays ranging from controversial cultural readings of industrial decline to sophisticated economic explorations. The book delineates the present state of the debate and introduces the new directions in which the debate is now proceeding.
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The British Industrial Decline collects together a rich spectrum of essays ranging from controversial cultural readings of industrial decline to sophisticated economic explorations. The book delineates the present state of the debate and introduces the new directions in which the debate is now proceeding.
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
The Literature of Decline
Converging Accounts, Misleading Metaphors, and Persistent Doubts
Reflections on the Historiography of Britain's "Decline"
1066 and a Wave of Gadgets
The Achievements of British Growth
Economic Growth and Performance
Industrial Performance, the Infrastructure and Government Policy
Competitiveness and Growth
New Perspectives on the Late-Victorian and Edwardian Economy
Flagging or Failing
British Economic Performance, 1880-1914 B.W.E. Alford Technology and Industry
The Audit of the Great War on British Technology
The Balance of Technological Transfers 1870-1914
Regional vs. National Perspectives on Economic "Decline" in Late
Education and Economic Decline 1870-1914: An Innocent Suspect?
The Voice of Industry and the Ethos of Decline
Industrial Citizenship
Public Service, the Making of a British Industrial Elite
The City of London, 1880-1914: Tradition and Innovation Peter Cain A French Perspective on the British 'Decline'
France's Experience of Industrial Retardation During the
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