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English culture and the decline of British economic power

Keith Burgess

English culture and the decline of British economic power

an historical perspective

by Keith Burgess

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Published by (R.I.H.E.) in (London) .
Written in English


Edition Notes

At head of title: Inaugural lecture.

StatementKeith Burgess.
ContributionsRoehampton Institute of Higher Education. Department of History.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13938492M

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In this edition, Wiener revisits the historiography of the last few by: This book examines the decline of the British economy in terms of the structural rigidity of its economic institutions and the historic changes in the international economy.

It argues that British institutions, in a 19th-century world economy characterized by competitive capitalism, were conducive to economic development, but that these same institutions posed a formidable obstacle to economic development Author: Bernard Elbaum.

English Culture and the Decline of the Industrial Spirit, – By Martin J. Wiener. (Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, xi + pp.

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The Decline of the British Economy: An Institutional Perspective BERNARD ELBAUM AND WILLIAM LAZONICK This paper attributes the relative decline of the British economy in the twentieth century to rigidities in its economic and social institutions that had developed during the nineteenth-century era of relatively atomistic competition.

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The decline in the economic power of blue collar voters thus led to a decline in their political power.

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