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Private and Public Enterprise in Europe: Energy, Telecommunications and Transport, 1830-1990

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

A comparative history of the economic organisation of energy, telecommunications and transport in Europe.


Inhaltsverzeichnis

Part I. Introduction: 1. Ideology, technology and economic policy; Part II. The Construction of the New European Infrastructure c. 1830-1914: 2. Infrastructure development and rights of way in the early nineteenth century; 3. Local supply networks, private concessions and municipalisation; 4. Railways and telegraph: economic growth and national unification; 5. Electricity supply, tramways and new regulatory regimes c. 1870-1914; Part III. Nations and Networks 1914-45: 6. Infrastructure development from the nineteenth to the twentieth century: an overall perspective; 7. The development of telecommunications; 8. Network integration in electricity supply: successes and failures; 9. Railway finances and road-rail competition; Part IV. State Enterprise 1945-90: 10. The new state, economic organisation and planning; 11. Coal, oil and security; 12. Airline regulation and the transport revolution; 13. Telecommunications: from calm to storm; 14. Economic policy, financial accountability and productivity growth; Part V. Conclusions: 15. The road to privatisation and de-regulation?

Portrait

Robert Millward is Professor of Economic History at the University of Manchester. His previous publications include Public and Private Ownership of British Industry 1820-1990 (1994) and The Political Economy of Nationalism in Britain 1920-50 (1995).

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Review of the hardback: 'This is a riveting, wide-ranging analysis of the development of these technologically driven industries which is absolutely vital reading for historians of this period. It is interdisciplinary, internationally comparative and also easy to read. In many ways it makes an excellent companion volume to Millward's much earlier economics text Public Expenditure Economics (1971) and could, along with other texts such as Oz Shy's The Economics of Network Industries, provide the basis for a chronologically long, internationally wide-ranging and economically stimulating course on the international development of network industries.' Economic History Review Review of the hardback: 'In this remarkable book Robert Millward has produced a comprehensive economic history of the regulation of energy, telecommunications and transport in Western Europe between 1830 and 1990. By focusing on the 'infrastructure industries', Millward makes a major contribution to cross-European economic history, and his book will serve as a benchmark against which future comparative research should be measured. Millward demonstrates that the origins of government ownership and regulation date back well into the nineteenth century. ... will doubtless act as a valuable data source for researchers.' Urban History Review of the hardback: ' This book is a welcome work of synthesis. A volume in the Cambridge Studies in Economic History, it seeks to chart the development of the major elements in Europe's utilities sector - energy, telecommunications and transport - over the period from the arrival of the railways in the 1830's to c. 1990. Of course, it is a daunting task to attempt this on the pan-European stage, and it is to Bob Millward's credit, therefore, that he has produced an authoritative and, in many ways, innovative effort. ... an important book which, drawing on a wide range of scholarship with a clarity of presentation, will be required reading for all interested in the development of Europe's utilities since the onset of industrialization.' Business History
EAN: 9780521835244
ISBN: 0521835240
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Economic'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2011
Seitenanzahl: 351 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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