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British Economic and Environmental History since 1900 (ECSH08036)


History - Economic and Social History





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Course Summary

This course provides an analysis and overview of the main changes in British economic and environmental history since 1900. The course is strongly focussed on economic and political/economic themes and is intended to provide students with an understanding of the origins and context of the main theoretical ideas underpinning British political economy since 1900.

Course Description

The course examines the main developments in the development of the British economy since 1900 and the persistent and increasing interest in the environmental impact of economic activity. As well as looking at major shifts in macro-economic policy, the course will also examine the process of deindustrialisation, the rise of public expenditure, and the growing concern with sustainability. The topics covered will include: inflation; nationalisation; privatisation; air pollution; oil pricing; fixed and floating exchange rate systems; time and saving; fish and renewables; property rights; and the operation of the welfare state.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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