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The Resource The waning of "old corruption" : the politics of economical reform in Britain, 1779-1846, Philip Harling

The waning of "old corruption" : the politics of economical reform in Britain, 1779-1846, Philip Harling

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The waning of "old corruption" : the politics of economical reform in Britain, 1779-1846
Title
The waning of "old corruption"
Title remainder
the politics of economical reform in Britain, 1779-1846
Statement of responsibility
Philip Harling
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Most historians of Britain now take for granted that a narrow and mostly landed elite managed to retain its social supremacy throughout much of the nineteenth century. But as yet, there is no thorough explanation for the persistence of the old elite's political authority in an age when that authority was seriously questioned by many Britons. In this original study, Philip Harling furnishes an important part of this explanation
  • He argues that the mostly Pittite governing elite helped to allay the suspicions of parasitism at the root of the familiar critique of 'Old Corruption' by responding to intense pressure to sanitize government. They did this by reducing and redistributing the tax burden; by eliminating serious administrative abuses such as the grant of lucrative sinecures and unmerited pensions; and by ostentatiously dedicating themselves to public business rather than the pursuit of wasteful privileges for themselves and their hangers-on. If the frugal, liberal state that partly resulted from these reforms was scarcely capable of ameliorating social injustice, at least it could no longer be seen to contribute to it through favouritism and a heavy and inequitable tax load. Such a state was well-suited for the preservation of a narrow ruling elite
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IAY
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Harling, Philip
Dewey number
941.07
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Finance, Public
  • Finance, Public
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Political corruption
  • Finance, Public
  • Finance, Public
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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The waning of "old corruption" : the politics of economical reform in Britain, 1779-1846, Philip Harling
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-298) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Background to the French Wars: Pittite Reform in the 1780s -- 3. The French Wars and the Failure of Pittite Reform -- 4. The 'Pitt System' and the Revival of Economical Reform, 1806-1815 -- 5. Liberal Toryism and Economical Reform, 1815-1830 -- 6. Economical Reform in the 'Decade' of Reform, 1830-1841 -- 7. Conservative Disinterestedness, 1841-1846
Control code
34712801
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780198205760
Lccn
gb 96047702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The waning of "old corruption" : the politics of economical reform in Britain, 1779-1846, Philip Harling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Background to the French Wars: Pittite Reform in the 1780s -- 3. The French Wars and the Failure of Pittite Reform -- 4. The 'Pitt System' and the Revival of Economical Reform, 1806-1815 -- 5. Liberal Toryism and Economical Reform, 1815-1830 -- 6. Economical Reform in the 'Decade' of Reform, 1830-1841 -- 7. Conservative Disinterestedness, 1841-1846
Control code
34712801
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780198205760
Lccn
gb 96047702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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