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Chartering Capitalism : Organizing Markets, States, and Publics (Hardcover)

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Scholars from the US, Europe, and Singapore present 11 essays on the development of chartered companies in the 17th century and their role as organizational sites where state and commercial actors negotiated political and economic interests, creating a collaborative framework that increased the capacity of emerging European nation states, merchants, and tradesmen, and expanding the scope of European markets, determining the boundaries between states and markets, and changing patterns of global governance. They address the corporation as a form of imperial expansion; the Royal African Company as an imperial agent of the English state and a commercial actor; the history of the Levant Company in Turkey; the English East India Company and trade in Asia; the relationship between formal and private trade in China; the relationship between slave traders, local politics, and the network structure of the Society of Merchant Venturers based in Bristol; ship rentals and ownership; principal-agent relations; naturalists, scientific research, and the Dutch East India Company; the history of the company form in the Casa di San Giorgio in Genoa in the 15th century; and the path of the company in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Distributed in North America by Turpin Distribution. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (
Number of Pages: 285.0
Genre: Political Science, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Sociology / General, History + Theory
Series Title: Political Power and Social Theory
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Emerald Group Pub Ltd
Language: English
Street Date: August 19, 2015
TCIN: 18841409
UPC: 9781785600937
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-3055

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