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Chartering Capitalism: Organizing Markets, States, and by Emily Erikson

By Emily Erikson

Chartered businesses, the organizational precursors to trendy multinationals, acted because the fundamental automobiles at the back of the growth of eu political and financial hegemony, and have been therefore important to the construction of contemporary international political and financial associations, and overseas alternate and kinfolk. This quantity covers the evolution of the chartered corporation shape, starting with one of many earliest recognized chartered companies, Casa di San Giorgio, based in 1407. additionally incorporated are the service provider Adventurers, the Levant corporation, the English and Dutch East India businesses, Royal African corporation, and Hudson's Bay corporation. jointly, the contributions hire comparative tools, archival study, case reports, statistical analyses, computational types, community analyses, and new theoretical conceptualizations to map out the complicated interactions that came about in the businesses among nation and advertisement actors in and throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas--interactions that renegotiated and finally institutionalized what have been to develop into sleek conceptions of private and non-private and outlined some of the political and monetary constructions of capitalism.

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182À183). In some ways, after its removal from government and effective dismantling after 1858, the longing for such a colonial corporate enterprise only intensified. Even the quintessential voice of mid-century liberalism, John Stuart Mill, quite famously reflected with a bit of nostalgia on the Company. Much like seventeenth-century political economists before him, Mill maintained that colonial enterprise depended on the wisdom of disinterested “philosophical legislators,” guided by expertise not politics; in the case of India, this was represented for this former East India Company employee by the bureaucratic system of the Company, not the British state (Bell, 2010, p.

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