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The City of London and Social Democracy: The Political Economy of Finance in Britain, 1959 - 1979

Aled Davies

Abstract

The City of London and Social Democracy: The Political Economy of Finance in Post-War Britain evaluates the changing relationship between the United Kingdom financial sector (colloquially referred to as ‘the City of London’) and the post-war social democratic state. The key argument made in the book is that changes to the British financial system during the 1960s and 1970s undermined a number of the key components of social democratic economic policy practised by the post-war British state. The institutionalization of investment in pension and insurance funds; the fragmentation of an oligopoli ... More

Keywords: City of London, social democracy, finance, United Kingdom, economic history, banking, iInvestment, Labour Party, neoliberalism, post-war consensus

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198804116
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198804116.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aled Davies, author
Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Bristol