British Colonial Empire and Industrial Policy: Protection, Monopolized Trade, and Industrialization

  • Murat A. Yülek


This chapter explains (i) the pre-industrial industrial policies in the UK that enabled the Industrial Revolution—thus supporting the hypothesis “industrialization was never an accident”—and (ii) the post-industrial industrial policies in the UK that aimed at making the UK the ‘workshop of the world’ (as is China today). These policies aimed at keeping colonies and other developing countries as importers of manufactured goods and Britain as the exporter.


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  • Murat A. Yülek
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  1. 1.Istanbul Commerce UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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