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  • The Israeli Path to Neoliberalism

    The State, Continuity and Change

    By Arie Krampf

    The economic history of Israel is often portrayed as a story of transformation from interventionism/socialism to liberalization and market economy. This narrative is promoted both by liberal economists who praise the market-oriented reforms as well as by social-democrat activists who condemn it as…

    Hardback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Economies

  • Barbed Wire

    Capitalism and the Enclosure of the Commons

    By Patrick Brantlinger

    A call to transform the way we think about property, this book examines how capitalism has from its origins sought to enclose or privatize the commons, or land and other forms of property that had been viewed as communally owned, and argues that neoliberal economic policies and the corporate…

    Paperback – 2017-12-19 
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  • The Chinese Journals of L.K. Little, 1943–54

    An Eyewitness Account of War and Revolution, Volume III

    By Chihyun Chang

    Lester Knox Little kept a detailed journal of his time in China and Taiwan. Covering the years 1943 to 1954 it provides important new insights about some of the most dramatic episodes in China’s mid-twentieth century history: Sino-Japanese military and economic competition, China’s domestic…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge
    The Making of Modern China

  • The Chinese Journals of L.K. Little, 1943–54

    An Eyewitness Account of War and Revolution, Volume II

    By Chihyun Chang

    Lester Knox Little kept a detailed journal of his time in China and Taiwan. Covering the years 1943 to 1954 it provides important new insights about some of the most dramatic episodes in China’s mid-twentieth century history: Sino-Japanese military and economic competition, China’s domestic…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge
    The Making of Modern China

  • The Chinese Journals of L.K. Little, 1943–54

    An Eyewitness Account of War and Revolution, Volume I

    Edited by Chiyun Chang

    Lester Knox Little kept a detailed journal of his time in China and Taiwan. Covering the years 1943 to 1954 it provides important new insights about some of the most dramatic episodes in China’s mid-twentieth century history: Sino-Japanese military and economic competition, China’s domestic…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge
    The Making of Modern China

  • Neoliberal Thought and Thatcherism

    ‘A Transition From Here to There?’

    By Robert Ledger

    The premiership of Margaret Thatcher has been portrayed as uniquely ideological in its pursuit of a more market-based economy. A body of literature has been built on how a sharp turn to the right by the Conservative Party during the 1980s - inspired by the likes of Milton Friedman and Friedrich…

    Hardback – 2017-12-13 
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    Routledge Studies in Modern British History

  • Arming the Western Front

    War, Business and the State in Britain 1900–1920

    By Roger Lloyd-Jones, M.J. Lewis

    The First World War was above all a war of logistics. Whilst the conflict will forever be remembered for the mud and slaughter of the Western Front, it was a war won on the factory floor as much as the battlefield. Examining the war from an industrial perspective, Arming the Western Front examines…

    Paperback – 2017-12-13 
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    Routledge Studies in First World War History

  • Embedding Agricultural Commodities

    Using historical evidence, 1840s–1940s

    Edited by Willem van Schendel

    Over the past 500 years westerners have turned into avid consumers of colonial products and various production systems in the Americas, Africa and Asia have adapted to serve the new markets that opened up in the wake of the "European encounter". The effects of these transformations for the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-13 
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  • Regulation of the London Stock Exchange

    Share Trading, Fraud and Reform 1914–1945

    By Chris Swinson

    In 1914, the notion of statutory regulation of trading in shares was anathema to both the Government and the London Stock Exchange. By 1945, a statutory scheme of regulation had been introduced. This book serves to: Track the steps by which this outcome came about, Explain why the Exchange felt…

    Hardback – 2017-12-08 
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    Financial History

  • The Battle for Britain's Gold Standard in 1931

    By Diane B Kunz

    This book, originally published in 1987 sets the British political and financial crisis of 1931 in an international context by concentrating on the bankers who were primarily responsible for leading the fight to protect sterling in a world context. 1931 marks the point at which the near-autonomy…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Gold Standard

  • The Outlook for Gold

    By Charles Morgan Webb

    Originally published in 1931, this book was written at a time when the utility and value of gold was under great scrutiny. Global financial circles were discussing the necessity of reducing the price of gold, pressing for the return of Britain to a gold standard and imposing a managed currency.…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Gold Standard

  • Symmetallism

    An Alternative to Orthodox Bimetallism

    By Barthold A. Butenschøn

    Originally published in 1936, this book discusses the post-War reconstruction of the monetary system. It examines the American use of silver and changes to China's currency system and asks whether a combination of gold and silver would not be a better solution than a pure Gold Standard. The book…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Gold Standard

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