The International Tin Cartel - Routledge Explorations in Economic History (Hardback)John Hillman (author)
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For most of the twentieth century, tin was the site of new forms of international regulation which became a model for other commodities. The onset of the depression of the 1930s saw a collapse in commodity prices, and governments of tin producing countries decided to form a cartel to return the industry to comparative prosperity. This is a detailed study of how the tin industry found itself in difficulty and how the cartel developed its policies of control over production and stocks, together with its enduring legacy after World War II.
This study of a cartel brings together two levels of analysis that are normally kept separate; international cooperation, and national organization, and demonstrates how each affected the other. It is based on a comprehensive review of a wide range of archival sources which are sufficiently rich and frank that they provide an insider's sense of how a cartel actually worked.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 484
Weight: 1021 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 mm
"This is a remarkable piece of work, and it can be justly acclaimed as the definitive history of the tin industry to the mid-1980s. Hillman deserves many congratulations. This book should be read by all scholars and students of this topic." Manual Llorca-Jana, University of Chile
"The volume provides what must surely stand as the definitive account of the international market arrangements for tin between 1931 and 1985... A profoundly original and scholarly endeavour, combining the knowledge and wisdom of a distinguished academic career in a truly magesterial manner." James Dunkerley, Queen Mary, University of London, The Journal of Latin American Studies, Volume 42 - 2010
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