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Property and Politics 1870–1914
Landownership, Law, Ideology and Urban Development in England

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  • Date Published: February 2010
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521129985

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  • Landed and urban property exercised a powerful influence on social policy, urban development and national party politics in Victorian and Edwardian England. This book presents an innovative study of the economic, legal and social foundations of the British State. It contains a history of the law of land transfer, estimates of landed property and landed debt, and descriptions of the urban property market and of the impact of taxation upon urban development. Agrarian and urban property owners embraced conflicting doctrines of taxation. These doctrines, held rigidly for many decades, helped to form the identies of the Conservative and Liberal parties, and determine their policies in office. This book also analyses the stormy period from 1909 to 1914 where the urban crisis was compounded of collapsing property values, rising taxes and unsatisfied social demands as well as Lloyd George's provocative budgets and his ambitious and abortive land schemes.

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    • Date Published: February 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521129985
    • length: 464 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures and illustrations
    List of tables
    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Abbreviations
    Introduction
    Part I. Law as Property - Solicitors, the Land Market and Legal Reform:
    1. Solicitors: profile of a profession
    2. A Benthamite project: land-law reform 1826–1870
    3. Lawyers and Liberals 1870–1895
    4. Solicitors and the property cycle 1895–1925
    5. Benthamism blunted 1895–1925
    Part II. Dimensions of Tenure:
    6. Clergy, corporations and junior property professions
    7. Landowners and entrepreneurs: Domesday revisited
    8. Mortgagees
    9. The ramparts of property
    Part III. Tenure and Taxation 1850–1900
    10. Banners or spoils? The doctrines of taxation
    11. The country versus the city in Parliament 1850–1885
    12. Henry George and local taxation 1885–1895
    13. Mr Goschen's finance 1887–1892
    14. Doles for squire and parson 1895–1902
    Part IV. Municipal Enterprise and Private Capital:
    15. towns against the Tories 1890–1902
    Forging a weapon - the taxation of land values 1901–1906
    17. The property cycle in London 1892–1912
    18. Property values, local taxation and local politics
    Part V. Edwardian Climax 1906–1914
    19. Towards the People's Budget 1906–1909
    20. Romantic residues
    21. Back to the land
    22. People's Budget and rural land campaign 1909–1914
    23. The urban question again 1910–1914
    Conclusion
    Bibliography
    Index.

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