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Boardroom ScandalThe Criminalization of Company Fraud in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Boardroom Scandal: The Criminalization of Company Fraud in Nineteenth-Century Britain

James Taylor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199695799
eISBN:
9780191749520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695799.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

Should businessmen who commit fraud go to prison? This question has been asked repeatedly since 2008; it was also raised in nineteenth-century Britain, when the spread of corporate capitalism created ... More

Civil Society in British HistoryIdeas, Identities, Institutions

Civil Society in British History: Ideas, Identities, Institutions

Jose Harris (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260201
eISBN:
9780191717352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260201.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This book explores the many different strands in the language of civil society from the 16th to the 20th centuries. Through a series of case-studies it investigates the applicability of the term to a ... More

Forging a British World of TradeCulture, Ethnicity, and Market in the Empire-Commonwealth, 1880-1975

Forging a British World of Trade: Culture, Ethnicity, and Market in the Empire-Commonwealth, 1880-1975

David Thackeray

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198816713
eISBN:
9780191858345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816713.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

Brexit is likely to lead to the largest shift in Britain’s economic orientation in living memory. Some have argued that leaving the EU will enable Britain to revive markets in Commonwealth countries ... More

Free Trade and Liberal England 1846–1946

Free Trade and Liberal England 1846–1946

Anthony Howe

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201465
eISBN:
9780191674891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201465.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

The argument about the limits of free trade or protectionism rages throughout the world to this day. Following the repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846, free trade became one of the most distinctive ... More

Ireland: A New Economic History 1780–1939

Ireland: A New Economic History 1780–1939

Cormac Gráda Ó

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205982
eISBN:
9780191676895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205982.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This book offers a fresh, comprehensive economic history of Ireland between 1780 and 1939. Its methodology is mould breaking, and it is unparalleled in its broad scope and comparative focus. The book ... More

Judging New WealthPopular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

James Raven

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This book explores popular literature and the book trade in the second half of the 18th century. Based on intensive research into the production and sale of literature ranging from novels and ... More

The Keynesian Revolution in the Making, 1924–1936

The Keynesian Revolution in the Making, 1924–1936

Peter Clarke

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202196
eISBN:
9780191675201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202196.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This book tells the story of the argument over the performance of the British economy in the period of depression between the two World Wars. Keynes's ideas were central to the debate. The book ... More

Managing the Economy, Managing the PeopleNarratives of Economic Life in Britain from Beveridge to Brexit

Managing the Economy, Managing the People: Narratives of Economic Life in Britain from Beveridge to Brexit

Jim Tomlinson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198786092
eISBN:
9780191827778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786092.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

The volume provides a distinctive new account of British economic life since the Second World War, focusing upon the ways in which successive governments, in seeking to manage the economy, have ... More

The People and the British Economy, 1830–1914

The People and the British Economy, 1830–1914

Roderick Floud

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192892102
eISBN:
9780191670602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192892102.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

The inspiration for this book comes from the words of Adam Smith: ‘Consumption is the sole end of and purpose of all production.…’ This book concentrates, in that spirit, on people rather on things; ... More

The Politics of Consumer Credit in the UK, 1938-1992

The Politics of Consumer Credit in the UK, 1938-1992

Stuart Aveyard, Paul Corthorn, and Sean O'Connell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198732235
eISBN:
9780191796555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198732235.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

Over a decade on from the ‘credit crunch’ and with recurring warnings of the potential for a repeat of that financial trauma, this book offers the first sustained historical investigation of the ... More

The Politics of PlanningThe Debate on Economic Planning in Britain in the 1930s

The Politics of Planning: The Debate on Economic Planning in Britain in the 1930s

Daniel Ritschel

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206477
eISBN:
9780191677151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206477.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

The idea of ‘economic planning’ was a central theme of the radical economic policy debate in the 1930s. Born of the inter-war economic crisis, the call for the reconstruction of the economy according ... More

Public and Private Ownership of British Industry 1820–1990

Public and Private Ownership of British Industry 1820–1990

James Foreman-Peck and Robert Millward

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203599
eISBN:
9780191675881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203599.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

Britain led the way for much of the world with industrial privatisation during the 1980s. Yet the historical origins of the process that was being reversed have rarely been examined. This is a study ... More

Taxing Colonial AfricaThe Political Economy of British Imperialism

Taxing Colonial Africa: The Political Economy of British Imperialism

Leigh A. Gardner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661527
eISBN:
9780191744877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661527.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History, British and Irish Modern History

How much did the British Empire cost, and how did Britain pay for it? This volume explores a source of funds much neglected in research on the financial structure of the Empire, namely revenue raised ... More

The Treasury and British Public Policy, 1906–1959

The Treasury and British Public Policy, 1906–1959

G. C. Peden

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207078
eISBN:
9780191677472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207078.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This authoritative history of the Treasury provides a new perspective on public policy making in the 20th century as it explores the role and functions of the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the ... More

The Two UnionsIreland, Scotland, and the Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2007

The Two Unions: Ireland, Scotland, and the Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2007

Alvin Jackson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199593996
eISBN:
9780191731419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593996.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

Much has been written about the decline of the United Kingdom. This book looks instead at the lengthy survival of the Union, examining the institutions, structures, and individuals that have ... More

Victorian InsolvencyBankruptcy, Imprisonment for Debt, and Company Winding-up in Nineteenth-Century England

Victorian Insolvency: Bankruptcy, Imprisonment for Debt, and Company Winding-up in Nineteenth-Century England

V. Markham Lester

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205180
eISBN:
9780191676536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205180.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This is the first legal and financial history of bankruptcy in 19th-century England. This book offers a full statistical analysis and detailed account of bankruptcy, imprisonment for debt, and ... More

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