Un-Imagining Markets: Chambers of Commerce, Globalisation and the Political Economy of the Commonwealth of Nations, 1945-1975

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Abstract

This chapter draws on evidence from business associations and particularly chambers of commerce to chart the ‘un-imagining’ of the Commonwealth of Nations as a market in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It argues that this process of ‘un-imagining’ was inextricably linked to the erosion of any notion of the Commonwealth as a distinctive supra-national entity believed capable of some measure of economic governance against the backdrop of shifting patterns of economic globalisation. Thus, it seeks to emphasise the role of the state (broadly conceived) in the imagining and un-imagining of markets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImagining Britain’s Economic Future, c.1800–1975
Subtitle of host publicationTrade, Consumerism, and Global Markets
EditorsDavid Thackaray, Andrew Thompson, Richard Toye
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages253-277
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)978-3319712970
ISBN (Print)978-3319712963
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2018

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