1st Edition

Public Enterprise
Developments in Social Ownership and Control in Great Britain

Edited By

William A. Robson

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ISBN 9781032184678
January 30, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
416 Pages

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Book Description

First Published in 1937, Public Enterprise presents a broad overview of the numerous public boards and commissions established in Britain during early twentieth century. These bodies have been entrusted with the operation of vital public utilities and the regulation or organization of national industries. The book discusses leading examples such as the Port of London Authority; the British Broadcasting Corporation; the Central Electricity Board; the London Passenger Transport Board; the Coal Mines Reorganization Commission; and the Public Service Board, to showcase their importance in the economic and social life of the community. This book is a must read for scholars and researchers of business and economics, British politics, and political science.

Table of Contents

1.Preface by the Editor 2. The Port of London Authority Lincoln Gordon 3. The Forestry Commission John Parker 4. The British Broadcasting Corporation William A. Robson 5. The Central Electricity Board and other Electricity Authorities Graeme Haldane 6. The London Passenger Transport Board Ernest Davies 7. The Coal Mines Reorganization Commission Ivor Thomas 8. The Agricultural Marketing Boards W.H. Jones 9. The Post Office John Dugdale 10. The Organization of the Co-operative Movement G. Walworth 11. The Public Service Board: General Conclusions William A. Robson Index

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