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Routledge Explorations in Economic History


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This long established series provides a platform for books which break new ground in the understanding of the development of the modern world economy. Equally rooted in economics and history, the series is not limited to any particular period or region. Individual titles focus on particular countries, key industries, themes, or international economic relations.

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Governance, The State, Regulation and Industrial Relations

Governance, The State, Regulation and Industrial Relations

1st Edition

By Ian Clark
August 30, 2000

This book examines the legacy of economic and political aims and objectives formulated by the British government during, and immediately after the second world war. It examines contemporary patterns of regulation by the state, and reform in the industrial relations system as factors of these ...

An Economic History of London 1800-1914

An Economic History of London 1800-1914

1st Edition

By Professor Michael Ball, David T Sunderland
May 29, 2001

In 1800 London was already the largest city in the world, and over the course of the next century its population grew rapidly, reaching over seven million by 1914. Historians have often depicted London after the Industrial Revolution as an industrial backwater that declined into the mass ...

Freedom and Growth The Rise of States and Markets in Europe, 1300-1750

Freedom and Growth: The Rise of States and Markets in Europe, 1300-1750

1st Edition

By S.R. Epstein
December 04, 2000

In discussions on European pre-modern economic growth, the role of individual freedom and of the state has loomed large. This book examines whether different kinds of 'freedoms' (absolutist, parliamentary and republican) caused different economic outcomes, and shows the effect of different ...

An Economic History of Sweden

An Economic History of Sweden

1st Edition

By Lars Magnusson
June 05, 2000

This book represents the first recent attempt to provide a comprehensive treatment of Sweden's economic development since the middle of the 18th century. It traces the rapid industrialisation, the political currents and the social ambitions, that transformed Sweden from a backward agrarian economy...

The Mediterranean Response to Globalization before 1950

The Mediterranean Response to Globalization before 1950

1st Edition

Edited By Sevket Pamuk, Jeffrey G. Williamson
June 05, 2000

The studies in this exceptional volume explore the challenges and opportunities presented by globalization events prior to 1950, and identify how countries around the Mediterranean responded to them. In addition to comparative assessments of regional performance, the volume offers detailed case ...

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