City of capital : politics and markets in the English financial revolution
- Bruce G. Carruthers.
- Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1999, ©1996.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xiv, 303 pages) : illustrations
- Carruthers, Bruce G., author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-298) and index.
While many have examined how economic interests motivate political action, in this volume Bruce Carruthers explores the reverse relationship by focusing on how political interests shape a market. He sets his inquiry within the context of late-Stuart England, when an active stock market emerged and when Whig and Tory parties vied for control of a newly empowered Parliament. The institutional link between politics and the markets is considered, and the author argues that competitive markets are not inherently apolitical spheres guided by economic interest, but rather ongoing creations of social actors pursuing multiple goals.
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- East India Company > History > 18th century.
- South Sea Company > History > 18th century.
- Bank of England.
- East India Company.
- South Sea Company.
- Capital market > History > 17th century.
- Capital market > History > 18th century.
- Great Britain > Politics and government > 1689-1702.
- Great Britain > Politics and government > 18th century.
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS > Finance.
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS > Economic History.
- Capital market.
- Politics and government
- Great Britain.
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- Politics and markets in the English financial revolution
- 9781400822102 (electronic bk.)
- 1400822106 (electronic bk.)