A Sociology of Industrialisation: an introduction by David Brown, Michael J. Harrison (auth.)

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The 'take-off' occurs when, amongst other things, the proportion of net investment to national income, or net national product, rises from around 5 per cent to over 10 per cent, providing this outstrips population growth. , Flinn, M. , and Hagen, E. E. (ed. C. Saul and T. Bums) (1967) Social Theory and Economic Change (London: Tavistock Publications). Dalton, G. (1974) Economic Systems and Socie~y (Harmondsworth, Middlx: Penguin Books). Turner, B. (1975) Industrialism (London: Longman). Bibliography Aron, R.

That it was unique to England suggests that whilst necessary conditions, they were not sufficient. It may be that it was the particular combination of these conditions that gave Britain its uniqueness. For instance, whilst England had a strong monarchy, as did its European neighbours, and thus had the relatively stable state, so necessary for sustained investment for future profit, the British monarchy had undergone a considerable diminishment and limitation of 'absolute' power. The Civil War and the Act of Regicide had considerably li mi ted the Crown's perogatives, which meant a diminished ability to 'restrain' trade and commerce in its own favour.

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