Großbritannien in der Weltwirtschaft
Niedergang der Nation, Erfolg des Kapitalismus?
Schlagworte:Großbritannien, Nation, Kapitalismus, Ökonomie, Deindustrialisierung, Weltwirtschaft, Finanzwirtschaft
The »decline« of the British economy has been stated by many people ancl has been describccl since the Seventies as de-industrialization. The left oflen sees the main culprits in lhe financial enterprises in London's city centre. But a closer investigation shows a more differentiatecl picture: many British enterprises use the City's international network for their own global expansion. As a result UK-located industry has declined, UK-based capital has been comparatively successful in global compeliton. An alternative concept of the left ean therefore not just consist of a nation-state-centered industrial poliey and a regulation of the City. Moreover, the task is lo reject the logic of international eompetition and the attempt to subordinate the market to social needs.