Planning the new industrial nation: Scotland 1931-1979

Tomlinson, J. and Gibbs, E. (2016) Planning the new industrial nation: Scotland 1931-1979. Contemporary British History, 30(4), pp. 584-606. (doi:10.1080/13619462.2016.1209009)

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Despite the continuing strength of Unionist politics in Scotland, from the inter-war economic crisis onwards, there slowly emerged distinctive understanding of a Scottish industrial economy. Aided by administrative devolution, and from the 1940s by a UK-wide turn towards economic planning, a project aimed at a planned modernisation of Scottish industry gained increasing traction. This article focuses on the activities of the technocratic elements of the Scottish elite, the civil servants and academic economists who played a key role in conceptualising and quantifying the Scottish economy, and making and applying policy to develop the Scottish industrial nation between the 1930s and 1970s.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gibbs, Mr Ewan and Tomlinson, Professor James
Authors: Tomlinson, J., and Gibbs, E.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Economic and Social History
Journal Name:Contemporary British History
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1743-7997
Published Online:29 July 2016

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