The Resource Politics and industrialization : early railroads in the United States and Prussia, Colleen A. Dunlavy

Politics and industrialization : early railroads in the United States and Prussia, Colleen A. Dunlavy

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Politics and industrialization : early railroads in the United States and Prussia
Title
Politics and industrialization
Title remainder
early railroads in the United States and Prussia
Statement of responsibility
Colleen A. Dunlavy
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Language
eng
Summary
"How do national political institutions influence the process of industrial change? This comparative study of the birth of American and Prussian railroads offers historical insights into this critical, but seldom studied, question. Analyzing developments in the 1830s and 1840s, Colleen Dunlavy shows how two very different political structures affected the dynamics of railroad policy making, the organization of railroad interests, and the process of technological choice." "Dunlavy examines the rich political context of a seeming paradox: authoritarian, centralized Prussia adopted a largely hands-off policy toward the railroads, but the more liberal, fragmented American government sought vigorously both to promote and to regulate the new industry. By also fragmenting interests and technological choices, the American structure impeded the emergence of the railroad as a system, while the centralized Prussian structure facilitated it. The book concludes by describing how the railroads themselves precipitated a transformation of both political structures by the 1850s. A keener sensitivity to the impact of political structures, Dunlavy shows, enriches our understanding of the complex interplay between industrial and political change, past and present."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1950-
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Dunlavy, Colleen A.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HE2757
LC item number
.D86 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Railroads and state
  • Railroads and state
  • Railroads
  • Railroads
  • Railroads
  • Railroads and state
  • Spoorwegen
  • Chemins de fer
  • Chemins de fer
  • Eisenbahn
  • Eisenbahn
  • Eisenbahnbau
  • Eisenbahnpolitik
  • Verkehrspolitik
  • Germany
  • United States
  • USA
  • Preußen
  • Deutschland
  • Preußen
  • USA
Label
Politics and industrialization : early railroads in the United States and Prussia, Colleen A. Dunlavy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-285) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Note on weights, measures, and currency -- Introduction. The new institutionalisms ; The comparative rationale ; The argument -- American intervention and Prussian abstention. State promotion of early railroads ; Regulating early railroads -- Interpreting early railroad policies. The configuration of interests. The force of ideas ; Political structure and policy-making -- Organizing railroad interests. The first stirrings of interfirm cooperation ; Organizing Prussian railroad interests ; Fruitless American efforts ; Political structure and system-building -- National styles of railroad technology. International colloquy on technological styles ; National wealth as a parameter of choice ; The American system in Prussia ; Political structure and engineering style -- Epilogue: How industrial change structures Politics. The transformation of the 1850s ; Organizing American railroad interests
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 303 pages
Isbn
9780691047690
Lccn
93017455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)27973770
Label
Politics and industrialization : early railroads in the United States and Prussia, Colleen A. Dunlavy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-285) 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
Contents
Note on weights, measures, and currency -- Introduction. The new institutionalisms ; The comparative rationale ; The argument -- American intervention and Prussian abstention. State promotion of early railroads ; Regulating early railroads -- Interpreting early railroad policies. The configuration of interests. The force of ideas ; Political structure and policy-making -- Organizing railroad interests. The first stirrings of interfirm cooperation ; Organizing Prussian railroad interests ; Fruitless American efforts ; Political structure and system-building -- National styles of railroad technology. International colloquy on technological styles ; National wealth as a parameter of choice ; The American system in Prussia ; Political structure and engineering style -- Epilogue: How industrial change structures Politics. The transformation of the 1850s ; Organizing American railroad interests
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 303 pages
Isbn
9780691047690
Lccn
93017455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)27973770

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