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The Social Origins of Industrial Growth: Canada, Argentina and Australia, 1870–1930

  • Warwick Armstrong
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Abstract

This chapter should start, perhaps, by stating what it is not. Given the limits of time and space, it is not an attempt to document in any economic, social or political way the detailed processes of modern, capitalist industrialization as they unfolded in the three societies during the six decades from 1870 to 1930. It has little specific empirical or factual material related to manufacturing development. Rather, it is an attempt to explain why a process of partial industrialization should have taken place in Canada, Argentina and Australia over the period. It thus presents an hypothesis — or a set of concepts — in which the elements leading to such a development can be examined. The paper is concerned also with the origins of the process, and stops arbitrarily (perhaps) at 1930. After that date, the manufacturing sectors of all three nations moved to a rather different level and pace of development.

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Social Origin Industrial Growth Relative Autonomy Export Sector Monthly Review 
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