British Protectionism and the International Economy: Overseas Commercial Policy in the 1930s

British Protectionism and the International Economy: Overseas Commercial Policy in the 1930s

by Tim Rooth
     
 
After more than three-quarters of a century of free trade, Britain re-adopted protectionist policies early in the depression of the 1930s. Tim Rooth's comprehensive study examines the forces behind the abandonment of free trade and the way that Britain then used protection to bargain for trade advantages in the markets of her chief suppliers of food and raw materials.

Overview

After more than three-quarters of a century of free trade, Britain re-adopted protectionist policies early in the depression of the 1930s. Tim Rooth's comprehensive study examines the forces behind the abandonment of free trade and the way that Britain then used protection to bargain for trade advantages in the markets of her chief suppliers of food and raw materials. The retreat from multilateral trade policies, the growth of protection and the concomitant development of regional economic groupings has obvious parallels with current developments in the world economy.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...the study makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of the 1930s." American Historical Review

"This thorough account of the complexities and frustration of bilateral trade negotiations in conditions of widespread unemployment is a moral tale for policymakers and a valuable contribution to the history of international economic policy." Journal of Economic History

"...a most learned book, performing a task which had to be done at some time. Specialists will be most grateful for it, and others will gain some insight into the narrow world of the 1930's." Sidney Pollard, The International History Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521892582
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/18/2002
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >