Finance, Politics, and Imperialism

Finance, Politics, and Imperialism : Australia, Canada, and the City of London, c.1896-1914

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Andrew Dilley offers a major new study of financial dependence, examining the connections this dependence forged between the City and political life in Edwardian Australia and Canada, mediated by ideas of political economy. In doing so he reconstructs the occasionally imperialistic politic of finance which pervaded the British World at this time.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 258 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22.86mm | 552g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2012 ed.
  • XIX, 258 p.
  • 023022203X
  • 9780230222038

Table of contents

List of Tables List of Graphs Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Dramatis Personae Introduction PART I: THE ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS OF CAPITAL EXPORT Capital Imports and Economic Development in Two Settler Societies Australian and Canadian Borrowing in the Edwardian City PART II: THE CITY, POLITICAL ECONOMY, AND SETTLER SOCIETIES The Rules of the Game Risk, Empire, and Britishness PART III: THE POLITICS OF FINANCE Canadian Politics and London Finance, 1896-1914 The Politics of Finance in Three Australian States: Victoria, New South Wales, and Western Australia, 1901-1914 Influence Stumped? The Commonwealth and the City, 1901-1913 Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
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About A. Dilley

ANDREW DILLEY received his doctorate from the University of Oxford, and lectured in Imperial and Commonwealth History at King's College London before taking up his current Lectureship in History at the University of Aberdeen, UK.
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