From Empire to Europe: the Decline and Revival of British Industry Since the Second World War (BOK)

Geoffrey Owen

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Renowned industrial expert Geoffrey Owen analyses the complex reasons behind the delayed modernisation of British industry. In 1945, following the economic hardship of the war years, British industry looked forward with confidence to re-establishing links with its traditional trading partners in the Empire, and in the years of reconstruction which followed enjoyed unprecendented growth and prosperity. But the emergence of an economically vigorous and fiercely competitive Europe forced Britain to come to terms with some fundamental industrial weaknesses and to question where her economic destiny lay as the 'miracle economies' of France and Germany began to overtake her own. Through case studies of key industries from textiles to pharmaceuticals, steel to electronics, Owen offers a vivid account of Britain's industrial progress, and argues that since the late 1970s British industry has undergone a painful but necessary transformation which has rapidly modernised the UK economy. At the start of a new millennium, as Britain once again debates its relationship with an ever more unified Europe, Geoffrey Owen provides a timely appraisal of the often troubled path that Britain has taken from Empire to Europe.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2000 Forfatter Geoffrey Owen
Harper Collins Paperbacks
ISBN 9780006387503
Antall sider 544 Dimensjoner 13cm x 19,7cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 381 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Labour economics, Industry & industrial studies, Domestic trade