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Routledge Explorations in Economic History

Series Editor: Lars Magnusson

This long established series provides a platform for books which break new ground in the understanding of the development of the modern world economy. Equally rooted in economics and history, the series is not limited to any particular period or region. Individual titles focus on particular countries, key industries, themes, or international economic relations.

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21-30 of 69 results in Routledge Explorations in Economic History
  1. Social Capital, Trust and the Industrial Revolution

    1780–1880

    By David Sunderland

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The first text to examine the concept of trust and the role that it played on the Industrial Revolution, this book is a key resource for students’ studying nineteenth century British history as well as historically minded sociologists. Analytical in style and comprehensive in approach, Social...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Large Databases in Economic History

    Research Methods and Case Studies

    Edited by Mark Casson, Nigar Hashimzade

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    ‘Big data’ is now readily available to economic historians, thanks to the digitisation of primary sources, collaborative research linking different data sets, and the publication of databases on the internet. Key economic indicators, such as the consumer price index, can be tracked over long...

    Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Privatization and Transition in Russia in the Early 1990s

    By Carol Scott Leonard, David Pitt-Watson

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Few economic events have caused such controversy as the privatization process in Russia. Some see it as the foundation of political and economic freedom. For others it was economics gone wrong, and ended in "Russians stealing money from their own country". As Russia reasserts itself, and its new...

    Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Colonial Exploitation and Economic Development

    The Belgian Congo and the Netherlands Indies Compared

    Edited by Ewout Frankema, Frans Buelens

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Since many countries in the world at present were European colonies in the not so distant past, the relationship between colonial institutions and development outcomes is a key topic of study across many disciplines. This edited volume, from a leading international group of scholars, discusses the...

    Published March 12th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The State and Business in the Major Powers

    An Economic History 1815-1939

    By Robert Millward

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the state emerged as a major player in the economies of the Western World. This important new volume provides an economic history for the period 1815-1939 of state/business relations in the major powers: France, Germany, Japan, Russia, UK and the USA. The book...

    Published February 28th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Agricultural Transformation in a Global History Perspective

    Edited by Ellen Hillbom, Patrick Svensson

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    History teaches us that agricultural growth and development is necessary for achieving overall better living conditions in all societies. Although this process may seem homogenous when looked at from the outside, it is full of diversity within. This book captures this diversity by presenting...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Labour-Intensive Industrialization in Global History

    Edited by Gareth Austin, Kaoru Sugihara

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The prevailing view of industrialization has focussed on technology, capital, entrepreneurship and the institutions that enabled them to be deployed. Labour was often equated with other factors of production, and assigned a relatively passive role. Yet it was labour absorption and the improvement...

    Published January 24th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The History of Bankruptcy

    Economic, Social and Cultural Implications in Early Modern Europe

    Edited by Thomas Max Safley

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This volume takes up bankruptcy in early modern Europe, when its frequency made it not only an economic problem but a personal tragedy and a social evil. Using legal, business and personal records, the essays in this volume examine the impact of failure on business organizations and practices,...

    Published January 18th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Political Economy of Disaster

    Destitution, Plunder and Earthquake in Haiti

    By Mats Lundahl

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Haiti, one of the least developed and most vulnerable nations in the Western Hemisphere, made the international headlines in January 2010 when an earthquake destroyed the capital, Port-au-Prince. More than a year later, little reconstruction has taken place, in spite of a strong international...

    Published January 18th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Nationalism and Economic Development in Modern Eurasia

    By Carl Mosk

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This book advances a new theory of why nationalism emerged in the modern world. In particular it explains why nationalism and economic development are closely linked, and why warfare plays a crucial role in the spread of the nation-state system. It is based on qualitative and quantitative evidence...

    Published January 4th 2013 by Routledge