Tin provides a particularly telling illustration of how the interactions of business and governments shape the evolution of the global economic trade; the tin industry has experienced extensive state intervention during times of war, encompasses intense competition and cartelization, and has seen industry centers both thrive and fail in the wake of decolonization.
The history of the international tin industry reveals the complex interactions and interdependencies between local actors and international networks, decolonization and globalization, as well as government foreign policies and entrepreneurial tactics. By highlighting the global struggles for control and the constantly shifting economic, geographical and political constellations within one specific industry, this collection of essays brings the state back into business history, and the firm into the history of international relations.
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The rapid growth of the aluminium industry during the last hundred years reflects the status of aluminium as the quintessentially modern metal. Given its impact on every facet of modern life, its aptitude for academic analysis is only rivaled by the versatility of the metal in industrial application.
While during the 19th century aluminium was the source of luxury goods for the rich few, during the First World War it was subjected to strategic considerations by belligerent states. It had become a warfare metal. It remained a military-strategic metal well into the s, before it regained a position as a metal for civilian consumption, this time for the masses.
This book takes a historical approach, informed by an institutionalist perspective, to elucidate the political economy of the aluminium industry in the twentieth century. It is structured as a series of analyses of the interactions between the state and the corporations in different countries. By looking at business-government relationships we can better grasp the linkages between the aluminium industry and the two key features of the history of the twentieth century: The rise of the industrial warfare state and its subsequent replacement by the welfare state.
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Papers presented. Edited Volumes. As the key component in aluminum production, bauxite became one of the most important minerals of the last one hundred years. But around the world its effects on people and economies varied broadly -- for some it meant jobs, progress, or a political advantage over rival nations, but for many others, it meant exploitation, pollution, or the destruction of a way of life.
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This article analyses an episode of socio-political conflict over the question of abortion in s Italy. Considering the shifting positions of feminist groups and other pro-legalisation actors on the one hand, and institutions, Considering the shifting positions of feminist groups and other pro-legalisation actors on the one hand, and institutions, political parties and the Church on the other, it offers an analysis of social mobilisation, leading to parliamentary debate and legal change.
It presents an approach to an understanding of feminist challenges to patriarchal cultures and institutions, and of the latter's immediate responses. Focusing on Italy but referring to developments in other industrialised countries, the article inscribes the short history of the battle for reproductive rights in s Italy within a framework centred on the Foucauldian notion of biopolitical power.
It is argued that the legal settling of the issue came to be seen by state actors as central to the wider socio-political stabilisation of the country.
For feminists, the question of abortion was less straightforward than is often assumed. Italian feminist debate, while visibly impacting on wider society, was marked by dilemmas around the private and the public, the relationship to the state, and concerns around centering the feminist agenda on reproduction.
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Milward argues that this truth remains as valid today as it ever did. European military conflict did not cease, but had less disruptive effects on the lives of Europeans. Two states, Great Moravia and Kievan Rus' , emerged among the Slavic peoples respectively in the 9th century. The World after A History of the World, vol. Geary is generous and thorough.
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