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Constructing a competitive order : the hidden history of British antitrust policies, Helen Mercer

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Constructing a competitive order : the hidden history of British antitrust policies
Title
Constructing a competitive order
Title remainder
the hidden history of British antitrust policies
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Helen Mercer
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Language
eng
Summary
This book was first published in 1995. Businessmen have always had a strong inclination to avoid competition and regulate the market. Helen Mercer traces the evolution of British competition legislation designed to discourage such practices, from 1900 to 1964. Economic and legal textbooks attribute the dynamic behind the development of this legislation to an undefined 'public opinion' or to economists. Helen Mercer disagrees. She contends that competition policies have been shaped by the strategies of powerful business interests - at home and in the United States. Trade unions and organisations of labour have provided a consistent pressure on governments to legislate on private monopoly, in the face of sweeping criticisms of free enterprise. This book makes extensive use of archival sources to give a detailed analysis of government-industry relations. In the course of this it sheds new light on Britain's changing industrial structure, and offers pointers to the likely outcome of business regulation in Britain in the future. --
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Mercer, H.
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Trade regulation
  • Competition
  • Monopolies
  • Pressure groups
  • Pressure groups
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Constructing a competitive order : the hidden history of British antitrust policies, Helen Mercer
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Publication
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Originally published: 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
List of tables. List of appendices. Acknowledgements. Notes on conventions and abbreviations. 1. Introduction. 2 The British cartel system, 1880–1964. 3. The state and the 'monopoly problem', 1880–1939. 4. The war and the White Paper. 5. The origins of the Monopolies and Restrictive Practices Act 1948. 6. Interpretation of policy - the Monopolies and Restrictive Practices Commission, 1949–56. 7. The origins of the Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1956 - a reinterpretation. 8. Resale price maintenance. 9. Conclusions. Appendices. Notes. Bibliography. Index
Control code
ocn421784179
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 274 pages
Isbn
9780521120050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)421784179
Label
Constructing a competitive order : the hidden history of British antitrust policies, Helen Mercer
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of tables. List of appendices. Acknowledgements. Notes on conventions and abbreviations. 1. Introduction. 2 The British cartel system, 1880–1964. 3. The state and the 'monopoly problem', 1880–1939. 4. The war and the White Paper. 5. The origins of the Monopolies and Restrictive Practices Act 1948. 6. Interpretation of policy - the Monopolies and Restrictive Practices Commission, 1949–56. 7. The origins of the Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1956 - a reinterpretation. 8. Resale price maintenance. 9. Conclusions. Appendices. Notes. Bibliography. Index
Control code
ocn421784179
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 274 pages
Isbn
9780521120050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)421784179

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