Imagining Britain   s Economic Future  c 1800   1975 Book

Imagining Britain s Economic Future c 1800 1975


  • Author : David Thackeray
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-04-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319712970

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Imagining Britain s Economic Future c 1800 1975 Excerpt :

Following the Brexit vote, this book offers a timely historical assessment of the different ways that Britain’s economic future has been imagined and how British ideas have influenced global debates about market relationships over the past two centuries. The 2016 EU referendum hinged to a substantial degree on how competing visions of the UK should engage with foreign markets, which in turn were shaped by competing understandings of Britain’s economic past. The book considers the following inter-related questions: - What roles does economic imagination play in shaping people’s behaviour and how far can insights from behavioural economics be applied to historical issues of market selection? - How useful is the concept of the ‘official mind’ for explaining the development of market relationships? - What has been the relationship between expanding communications and the development of markets? - How and why have certain regions or groupings (e.g. the Commonwealth) been ‘unimagined’- losing their status as promising markets for the future?

Forging a British World of Trade Book

Forging a British World of Trade


  • Author : David Thackeray
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192548672

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Brexit is likely to lead to the largest shift in Britain's economic orientation in living memory. Some have argued that leaving the EU will enable Britain to revive markets in Commonwealth countries with which it has long-standing historical ties. Their opponents maintain that such claims are based on forms of imperial nostalgia which ignore the often uncomfortable historical trade relations between Britain and these countries, as well as the UK's historical role as a global, rather than chiefly imperial, economy. Forging a British World of Trade explores how efforts to promote a 'British World' system, centred on promoting trade between Britain and the Dominions, grew and declined in influence between the 1880s and 1970s. At the beginning of the twentieth century many people from London, to Sydney, Auckland, and Toronto considered themselves to belong to culturally British nations. British politicians and business leaders invested significant resources in promoting trade with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa out of a perception that these were great markets of the future. However, ideas about promoting trade between 'British' peoples were racially exclusive. From the 1920s onwards, colonized and decolonizing populations questioned and challenged the basis of British World networks, making use of alternative forms of international collaboration promoted firstly by the League of Nations, and then by the United Nations. Schemes for imperial collaboration amongst ethnically 'British' peoples were hollowed out by the actions of a variety of political and business leaders across Asia and Africa who reshaped the functions and identity of the Commonwealth.

Commonwealth History in the Twenty First Century Book

Commonwealth History in the Twenty First Century


  • Author : Saul Dubow
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-07-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030417888

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This edited collection draws together new historical writing on the Commonwealth. It features the work of younger scholars, as well as established academics, and highlights themes such as law and sovereignty, republicanism and the monarchy, French engagement with the Commonwealth, the anti-apartheid struggle, race and immigration, memory and commemoration, and banking. The volume focusses less on the Commonwealth as an institution than on the relevance and meaning of the Commonwealth to its member countries and peoples. By adopting oblique, de-centred, approaches to Commonwealth history, unusual or overlooked connections are brought to the fore while old problems are looked at from fresh vantage points – be this turning points like the relationship between ‘old’ and `new’ Commonwealth members from 1949, or the distinctive roles of major figures like Jawaharlal Nehru or Jan Smuts. The volume thereby aims to refresh interest in Commonwealth history as a field of comparative international history.

Imperial Encore Book

Imperial Encore


  • Author : Caroline Ritter
  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520375949

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In the 1930s, British colonial officials introduced drama performances, broadcasting services, and publication bureaus into Africa under the rubric of colonial development. They used theater, radio, and mass-produced books to spread British values and the English language across the continent. This project proved remarkably resilient: well after the end of Britain’s imperial rule, many of its cultural institutions remained in place. Through the 1960s and 1970s, African audiences continued to attend Shakespeare performances and listen to the BBC, while African governments adopted English-language textbooks produced by metropolitan publishing houses. Imperial Encore traces British drama, broadcasting, and publishing in Africa between the 1930s and the 1980s—the half century spanning the end of British colonial rule and the outset of African national rule. Caroline Ritter shows how three major cultural institutions—the British Council, the BBC, and Oxford University Press—integrated their work with British imperial aims, and continued this project well after the end of formal British rule. Tracing these institutions and the media they produced through the tumultuous period of decolonization and its aftermath, Ritter offers the first account of the global footprint of British cultural imperialism.

A Search for Competitive Advantage Book

A Search for Competitive Advantage


  • Author : John F. Wilson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-06-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429680427

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A Search for Competitive Advantage Excerpt :

This shortform book presents key peer-reviewed research selected by expert series editors and contextualised by new analysis from each author on how British industrial firms achieved a competitive advantage. With contributions on industrial cartelisation, organisational structure, the quality of British management, marketing and trade marks, labour relations, and technological innovation, this volume provides an array of fascinating insights into industrial history. Of interest to business and economic historians, this shortform book also provides analysis and illustrative case-studies that will be valuable reading across the social sciences.

Dreamworlds of Race Book

Dreamworlds of Race


  • Author : Duncan Bell
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-06-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691235110

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Dreamworlds of Race Excerpt :

How transatlantic thinkers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries promoted the unification of Britain and the United States Between the late nineteenth century and the First World War an ocean-spanning network of prominent individuals advocated the unification of Britain and the United States. They dreamt of the final consolidation of the Angloworld. Scholars, journalists, politicians, businessmen, and science fiction writers invested the “Anglo-Saxons” with extraordinary power. The most ambitious hailed them as a people destined to bring peace and justice to the earth. More modest visions still imagined them as likely to shape the twentieth century. Dreamworlds of Race explores this remarkable moment in the intellectual history of racial domination, political utopianism, and world order. Focusing on a quartet of extraordinary figures—Andrew Carnegie, W. T. Stead, Cecil J. Rhodes, and H. G. Wells—Duncan Bell shows how unionists on both sides of the Atlantic reimagined citizenship, empire, patriotism, race, war, and peace in their quest to secure global supremacy. Yet even as they dreamt of an Anglo-dominated world, the unionists disagreed over the meaning of race, the legitimacy of imperialism, the nature of political belonging, and the ultimate form and purpose of unification. The racial dreamworld was an object of competing claims and fantasies. Exploring speculative fiction as well as more conventional forms of political writing, Bell reads unionist arguments as expressions of the utopianism circulating through fin-de-siècle Anglo-American culture, and juxtaposes them with pan-Africanist critiques of racial domination and late twentieth-century fictional narratives of Anglo-American empire. Tracing how intellectual elites promoted an ambitious project of political and racial unification between Britain and the United States, Dreamworlds of Race analyzes ideas of empire and world order that reverberate to this day.

The Oxford Handbook of the Ends of Empire Book

The Oxford Handbook of the Ends of Empire


  • Author : Martin Thomas
  • Publisher : Oxford Handbooks
  • Release Date : 2019-02-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 760
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198713197

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The Oxford Handbook of the Ends of Empire Excerpt :

This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online.

The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Global Business Book

The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Global Business


  • Author : Teresa da Silva Lopes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-07-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 614
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315277790

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The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Global Business Excerpt :

The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Global Business draws together a wide array of state-of-the-art research on multinational enterprises. The volume aims to deepen our historical understanding of how firms and entrepreneurs contributed to transformative processes of globalization. This book explores how global business facilitated the mechanisms of cross-border interactions that affected individuals, organizations, industries, national economies and international relations. The 37 chapters span the Middle Ages to the present day, analyzing the emergence of institutions and actors alongside key contextual factors for global business development. Contributors examine business as a central actor in globalization, covering myriad entrepreneurs, organizational forms and key industrial sectors. Taking a historical view, the chapters highlight the intertwined and evolving nature of economic, political, social, technological and environmental patterns and relationships. They explore dynamic change as well as lasting continuities, both of which often only become visible – and can only be fully understood – when analyzed in the long run. With dedicated chapters on challenges such as political risk, sustainability and economic growth, this prestigious collection provides a one-stop shop for a key business discipline.

Back to the Shops Book

Back to the Shops


  • Author : Rachel Bowlby
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-02-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192547934

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Back to the Shops Excerpt :

What will become of the shops? More than ever, the high street appears to be under mortal threat, its shops boarded up as the sad 'bricks and mortar' survivals of a pre-online retail world. But behind the bleak appearance, there is more to see. Back to the Shops offers a set of short and surprising chapters, each one a window into a different shop type or mode of selling. Old shopping streets are seen from new angles; fast fashion shows up in eighteenth-century edits. Here are pedlars and pop-ups, mail order catalogues and mobile greengrocers' shops. Here too are food markets open till late on a Saturday night, and tiny subscription libraries tucked away at the back of the sweet shop. Over time, shops have occupied radically different places in cultural arguments and in our everyday lives. They are essential sources of daily provisions, but they are also the visible evidence of consuming excess. They are local community hubs and they are dreamlands of distraction. Shops are inherently spaces of imagination as well as of practicality. They belong with their own surrounding streets and town; they bring back the times and places of our lives. They linger in stories of all kinds, whether far-fetched or round the corner. From butcher to baker and from markets to motor vans—after reading this book, you will want to go back to the shops.

Political Crises  Social Conflict and Economic Development Book

Political Crises Social Conflict and Economic Development


  • Author : Andrés Solimano
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN 10 : 1845425715

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Political Crises Social Conflict and Economic Development Excerpt :

Political Crises, Social Conflict and Economic Development is a rare attempt to undertake comparative political economy analysis of the Andean region and thus represents a welcome contribution. . . It is clearly written and will engage scholars interested in Latin America from a wide range of disciplines. Jonathan di John, Journal of Agrarian Change This collection of essays on the political economy of the Andean region goes to the heart of the struggle these smaller economies face in completing crucial reforms and achieving higher growth. Andrés Solimano has brought together the best and the brightest talent from each country, the result being the most compelling analysis ever of how enclave development and a historical dependence on primary exports renders these countries distinctly Andean. As the essays argue, the political solutions and economic remedies must address this phenomenon, rather than mimicking those strategies of the larger emerging market countries in the region. Carol Wise, University of Southern California, US The contributors to this authoritative volume analyze the impact of political crises and social conflict on economic performance in the Andean region of Latin America. The blend of theory and case studies is also relevant for understanding other complex societies in the developing world and transition economies. The book provides illuminating insights on how to understand, and survive, the complicated interactions between volatile politics, unstable democracies, violence, social inequality and uneven economic performance. Recent political economy theories are combined with valuable quantitative and qualitative information on presidential crises, breakdowns of democracy, constitutional reforms, quality of institutions, and social inequality and exclusion to understand actual country realities. Part I provides the conceptual framework and a regional perspective of the book. Part II contains five political economy country studies Bolivia, Colo

Imagining Kurdistan Book

Imagining Kurdistan


  • Author : Özlem Belçim Galip
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-04-24
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857726438

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From the First Gulf War to the present upheaval in Syria, the Kurdish question has been a crucial issue within the Middle East region and in international politics. Spread across several countries, the Kurds constitute the largest stateless nation in the world. In this context, a striking question arises: how are Kurdish identity and the idea of the homeland - both as a symbol and as territorial space - constructed in writings from Turkish Kurdistan and its diaspora? Through a comparative analysis of Kurdish writing, Ozlem Galip here provides the first comprehensive look at modern Kurdish literature. Drawing on theories of space and collective memory and exploring the use of the historical past and personal memories in the literature of stateless nations, this book analyses the construction of the imaginary homeland and the concept of Kurdish identity.

Scottish Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century Book

Scottish Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century


  • Author : Aaron Garrett
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199560677

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Scottish Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century Excerpt :

This new history of Scottish philosophy will include two volumes that focus on the Scottish Enlightenment. In this volume a team of leading experts explore the ideas, intellectual context, and influence of Hutcheson, Hume, Smith, Reid, and many other thinkers, frame old issues in fresh ways, and introduce new topics and questions into debates about the philosophy of this remarkable period. The contributors explore the distinctively Scottish context of thisphilosophical flourishing, and juxtapose the work of canonical philosophers with contemporaries now very seldom read. The outcome is a broadening-out, and a filling-in of the detail, of the picture of thephilosophical scene of Scotland in the eighteenth century.

Re imagining Milk Book

Re imagining Milk


  • Author : Andrea S. Wiley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-11-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317403043

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Re imagining Milk Excerpt :

Milk is a fascinating food: it is produced by mothers of each mammalian species for consumption by nursing infants of that species, yet many humans drink the milk of another species (mostly cows) and they drink it throughout life. Thus we might expect that this dietary practice has some effects on human biology that are different from other foods. In Re-imagining Milk Wiley considers these, but also puts milk-drinking into a broader historical and cross-cultural context. In particular, she asks how dietary policies promoting milk came into being in the U.S., how they intersect with biological variation in milk digestion, how milk consumption is related to child growth, and how milk is currently undergoing globalizing processes that contribute to its status as a normative food for children (using India and China as examples). Wiley challenges the reader to re-evaluate their assumptions about cows' milk as a food for humans. Informed by both biological and social theory and data, Re-imagining Milk provides a biocultural analysis of this complex food and illustrates how a focus on a single commodity can illuminate aspects of human biology and culture.

British America  1500 1800 Book

British America 1500 1800


  • Author : Steven Sarson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 0340760095

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British America 1500 1800 Excerpt :

Strangely, the histories of empires and colonies are usually distinct fields of inquiry. In this comprehensive volume, however, Sarson combines the histories of the First British Empire and its various colonies to create a sweeping introduction to, and interpretation of, the British-American New World.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Book
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution


  • Author : Klaus Schwab
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524758868

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution Excerpt :

Between the 18th and 19th centuries, Britain experienced massive leaps in technological, scientific, and economical advancement