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Regulating the British Economy, 1660-1850.

Author: Perry Gauci
Publisher: London : Taylor & Francis, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of chapters focuses on the regulation of the British economy in the long eighteenth century as a means to understand the synergies between political, social and economic change as Britain was transformed into a global power. Inspired by recent research on consumerism and credit, an international team of leading academics examine the ways in which state and society both advanced and responded to  Read more...
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Gauci, Perry.
Regulating the British Economy, 1660-1850.
London : Taylor & Francis, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Perry Gauci
ISBN: 9781317068747 1317068742
OCLC Number: 1011251820
Description: 1 online resource (296 pages)
Contents: Introduction, Perry Gauci; Chapter 1 Regulatory Inertia and National Economic Growth: An African Trade Case Study, 1660-1714, William Pettigrew; Chapter 2 A Proactive State? The Land Bank, Investment and Party Politics in the 1690s, Steve Pincus, Alice Wolfram; Chapter 3 Regulation and Rival Interests in the 1690s 1 I am grateful to the workshops' participants and to Koji Yamamoto for comments on earlier drafts., Mark Knights; Chapter 4 Towards a British Political Economy: An Eighteenth-Century Scottish Perspective, Bob Harris; Chapter 5 Learning the Ropes of Sand: The West India Lobby, 1714-60, Perry Gauci; Chapter 6 Political Convention and the Merchant in the Later Eighteenth Century, Daeryoon Kim; Chapter 7 Bounties, the Economy and the State in Britain, 1689-1800, Julian Hoppit; Chapter 8 Investigation as a Prelude to Regulation: Information, Investigation and the Abolition of the Slave Trade, Ian Barrett; Chapter 9 Facing Uncertainty: Markets, Norms and Conventions in the Eighteenth Century, Philippe Minard; Chapter 10 Regulating Wages in Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth-Century England: Arguments in Context, Joanna Innes; Chapter 11 The Transition to Factory Production in the English Wool Textile Industries: Individual and Family Desires for Labour Regulation, 1720-1850, Paul Minoletti; Chapter 12 Rent Seeking or Skill Creating? Apprenticeship in Early Industrial Britain, Jane Humphries;

Abstract:

This collection of chapters focuses on the regulation of the British economy in the long eighteenth century as a means to understand the synergies between political, social and economic change as Britain was transformed into a global power. Inspired by recent research on consumerism and credit, an international team of leading academics examine the ways in which state and society both advanced and responded to fundamental economic changes. 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 ec.

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