The Resource Forging industrial policy : the United States, Britain, and France in the railway age, Frank Dobbin

Forging industrial policy : the United States, Britain, and France in the railway age, Frank Dobbin

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Forging industrial policy : the United States, Britain, and France in the railway age
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Forging industrial policy
Title remainder
the United States, Britain, and France in the railway age
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Frank Dobbin
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eng
Summary
  • Why do nations pursue such different industrial policy strategies today? The United States enforces market competition and eschews state leadership in virtually every industry. Meanwhile, French state technocrats orchestrate sectoral growth from above, and Britain bolsters firms against interference from both markets and state officials
  • Political scientists generally explain industrial policy choices by interest-group preferences, but why then do groups in America always win market-oriented policies? Economists generally explain industrial policy choices by the functional needs of industry, but why then do British industries always need firm autonomy?
  • In Forging Industrial Policy, Frank Dobbin traces the evolution of nineteenth-century policies governing one of the first modernizing industries - the railroads. To organize their emergent industrial economies, nations employed principles found in political institutions. The United States used the principle of community self-determination to give municipalities responsibility for promoting railroads
  • France used the principle of central state supremacy to give government engineers responsibility for orchestrating rail development. Britain used the principle of individual sovereignty to guard railway entrepreneurs against interference from competitors and public officials. In consequence, nations' institutions for achieving industrial rationality and growth came to parallel their institutions for achieving political order
  • Today, the industrial policy strategies that emerged in the nineteenth century persist because they have shaped ideas about how industrial efficiency is achieved. This book offers a fresh perspective on modernity that highlights the importance of meaning in rationalized institutions. It has wide-ranging implications for understanding the role of institutions and culture in all instrumental realms of life - from management to economics to science
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Dobbin, Frank
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index present
LC call number
HE2757
LC item number
.D63 1994
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Railroads and state
  • Railroads and state
  • Railroads and state
  • Ferrocarriles y estado
  • Ferrocarriles y estado
  • Chemins de fer
  • Chemins de fer
  • Chemins de fer
  • Railroads and state
  • Spoorwegen
  • Economische politiek
  • Vervoersbeleid
  • Ferrovias
  • Révolution industrielle
  • Industrie
  • Politique industrielle
  • Politique industrielle
  • Politique industrielle
  • Chemins de fer
  • Chemins de fer
  • Chemins de fer
  • Eisenbahn
  • Industriepolitik
  • Eisenbahnpolitik
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • USA
  • Frankreich
  • Großbritannien
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Forging industrial policy : the United States, Britain, and France in the railway age, Frank Dobbin
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-253) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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24 cm
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xii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780521451215
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(hardback)
Lccn
93021458
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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  • (OCoLC)28929613
  • (OCoLC)ocm28929613
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Forging industrial policy : the United States, Britain, and France in the railway age, Frank Dobbin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780521451215
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
93021458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28929613
  • (OCoLC)ocm28929613

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