The political economy of nationalisation in Britain 1920-1950, edited by Robert Millward and John Singleton
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  • The political economy of nationalisation in Britain 1920-1950, edited by Robert Millward and John Singleton
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  • The political economy of nationalisation in Britain 1920-1950
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  • edited by Robert Millward and John Singleton
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  • eng
Summary
  • In this 1995 study of the causes of nationalisation, experts in British industrial history analyse the public ownership debates, and explain how many well-informed and moderate groups came to believe that the public ownership of certain major industries would be economically beneficial. During Attlee's Labour governments of 1945–51 a number of important industries, including coal, electricity, the railways and gas were taken into public ownership, and legislation was passed for the nationalisation of the steel industry. It was then argued that nationalisation would lead to an improvement in the efficiency of these key sectors, on which the rest of British industry depended for inputs. This study examines the historical issues and uses detailed case studies of industries to explore the public ownership debate.--, Provided by publisher
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  • 715157167
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  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Industrial organisation and economic factors in nationalisation / Robert Millward -- Labour, the Conservatives and nationalisation / John Singleton -- The coal industry : images and realities on the road to nationalisation / David Greasley -- The changing role of government in British civil air transport, 1919-1949 / Peter J. Lyth -- The motor vehicle industry / Sue Bowden -- The railway companies and the nationalisation issue, 1920-1950 / Gerald Crompton -- The motives for gas nationalisation : practicality or ideology? / John F. Wilson -- Public ownership and the British arms industry, 1920-1950 / David Edgerton -- The water industry, 1900-51 : a failure of public policy? / John A. Hassan --Debating the nationalisation of the cotton industry, 1918-50 / John Singleton -- T̀he thin edge of the wedge?' : nationalisation and industrial structure during the Second World War / Peter Howlett -- The political economy of nationalisation : the electricity industry / Martin Chick -- Partners and enemies : the government's decision to nationalise steel, 1944-8 / Ruggero Ranieri -- The ownership of British industry in the post-war era : an explanation / Robert Millward and John Singleton
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