Problems of Nationalized Industry

Problems of Nationalized Industry

Problems of Nationalized Industry

Problems of Nationalized Industry

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The genesis of this book was the special number of The Political Quarterly for April-June, 1950, devoted to nationalized industries. The demand for this number was so great that an unusually large edition was sold out within a few days of publication. The issue was reprinted and a similar result occurred. A continuing demand showed that there was need for a more permanent form of presentation. I welcomed the opportunity of expanding the essays into a book because it gave me the chance to deal with various aspects of nationalization for which there was no room in the special number of The Political Quarterly.

Six of the 14 essays published in Part One of the present volume appeared in the special number of The Political Quarterly. They are Chapters IV, V, VI, X, XI, and XIII.

None of the other eight essays in Part One have appeared previously in Britain. The whole of Part Two is entirely new. By far the greater part of the work thus consists of contributions that were specially written for this book and which are now published for the first time.

In a sense, this book is a sequel to the volume entitled Public Enterprise which was published in 1937. I attempted to revise that book in response to requests from the publishers for a new edition, but the changes which occurred during and after the Second World War were so great that it was impossible to bring several of the chapters up to date; and much of the book had become obsolete or irrelevant. I therefore abandoned the attempt.

In Public Enterprise each of the chapters was devoted to a particular industry or institution, such as the Port of London . . .

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