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The British Government and the City of London in the Twentieth Century - Ranald Michie

The British Government and the City of London in the Twentieth Century

By: Ranald Michie (Editor), Philip Williamson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th November 2004
ISBN: 9780521827690
Number Of Pages: 394

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The relationship between the British government and the City of London has become central to debates on modern British economic, political and social life. For some the City's financial and commercial interests have exercised a dominant influence over government economic policy, creating a preoccupation with international markets and the strength of sterling which impaired domestic industrial and social well-being. Others have argued that government seriously constricted financial markets, jeopardising Britain's most successful economic sector. This collection of essays is the first book to address these issues over the entire twentieth century. It brings together leading financial and political historians to assess the government-City relationship from several directions and by examination of key episodes. As such, it will be indispensable not just for the study of modern British politics and finance, but also for assessment of the worldwide problem of tensions between national governments and international financial centres.

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'The essays are of a highly quality and will add enormously to our understanding of twentieth-century economic history.' Contemporary Review

The Long Perspective
The City of London and government in modern Britain: debates and politics
The City of London and the British government: the changing relationship
Markets and Society
Markets and governments Forrest Capie
Financial elites revisited Youssef Cassis
The City and democratic capitalism 1950-70 Richard Whiting
Government and Political Parties
The treasury and the City
The liberals and the City 1900-31
The conservatives and the City Ewen Green
Labour party and the City 1945-70
The Inter-War Period
Moral suasion, Empire borrowers and the new issue market during the 1920s
Government-City of London relations under the gold standard, 1925-31
The City, British policy and the rise of the Third Reich, 1931-37
Keynesianism, sterling convertibility and reconstruction, 1944-52
'Mind the gap': politics and finance since 1950
Domestic monetary policy and the banking system. 1945-71
The new City and the state in the 1960s
The Bank of England 1970-2000
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ISBN: 9780521827690
ISBN-10: 0521827698
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 394
Published: 29th November 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 16.0  x 2.97
Weight (kg): 0.78