The British Industrial Decline

Edited by Michael Dintenfass, Jean-Pierre Dormois

© 1998 – Routledge

248 pages

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About the Book

The decline of British Industry in the late Victorian and early Edwardian period is the subject of major concern to economic and modern British historians. This book sets out the present state of the discussion and introduces new directions in which the debate about the British decline is now proceeding:

Among other themes, the book examines:

* the role of the service sector alongside manufacturing

* the distinctiveness of the British regions

* the state's role in the British decline including an analysis of its responsibility for the maintenance and modernization of infrastructure

* the association of aristocratic values with entrepreneurial vitality

* how British historians have discussed success and failure, with a critique of the literature of decline.

About the Series

Routledge Explorations in Economic History

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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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General