The British Government and the Oil Companies 1912–1924: the Search for an Oil Policy

@article{Jones1977TheBG,
  title={The British Government and the Oil Companies 1912–1924: the Search for an Oil Policy},
  author={Geoffrey Jones},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={1977},
  volume={20},
  pages={647 - 672}
}
  • Geoffrey Jones
  • Published 1 September 1977
  • History, Economics
  • The Historical Journal
The overwhelming majority of studies of the relationship between the British government and private industry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are, in reality, merely studies of the government's policy towards industry. The attitude of private industry towards the government has been almost entirely neglected, and this has inevitably led to a distorted understanding of the relationship as a whole. It is, for example, hardly ever made explicit in the extensive literature on the growth of… 

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