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State and Market in Victorian Britain: War, Welfare and Capitalism

This book brings together 12 previously published essays, with a substantial new introduction. The essays fall into three broad sets. One set is centrally concerned with the fiscal character of the Victorian state, and has many of the same broad themes as Martin Daunton’s previous work on the politics of taxation, Trusting Leviathan: The PoliticsContinue reading “State and Market in Victorian Britain: War, Welfare and Capitalism”

Managing the Modern Workplace: Productivity, Politics and Workplace Culture in Post-war Britain

Ever since the rise of American and German challenges to British industrial hegemony in the late 19th century, stories of 'decline' have played a key role in narratives of British history, extending well beyond the narrow confines of the economy. Of course, declines have taken place. It is in the nature of industrial capitalism toContinue reading “Managing the Modern Workplace: Productivity, Politics and Workplace Culture in Post-war Britain”