The Politics of Economic Decline

  title={The Politics of Economic Decline},
  author={Ralf. Dahrendorf},
  journal={Political Studies},
  pages={284 - 291}
  • R. Dahrendorf
  • Published 1 June 1981
  • History, Economics
  • Political Studies
S O M E day soon, Britain will be able to mark, though hardly celebrate, the remarkable jubilee of a century of economic decline. Keith Middlemas describes how as early as the 1890s, ‘awareness of Britain’s relative decline in export markets and technological innovation led the majority of employers and managers to look enviously at the process of cartel formation and amalgamation in the United States and in Germany’.’ Such observations have been made through the decades. There is thus nothing… 

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