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British Shipping and World Competition$
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S G Sturmey

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780986497322

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780986497322.001.0001

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Enemies of Competition in the Postwar Years

Enemies of Competition in the Postwar Years

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(p.159) Chapter 8 Enemies of Competition in the Postwar Years
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British Shipping and World Competition
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S.G. Sturmey

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780986497322.003.0008

This chapter explores the changing methods of state intervention in maritime nations - particularly Britain - in the postwar period. It provides an overview of the nature of subsidies granted to shipping enterprises in various nations - including France, Italy, Japan, and America - and then moves on to an exploration of the preference system (the favouring of national ships) and how that came to replace subsidised shipping. It outlines different types of preferences, including the restriction of certain cargoes to national ships, and discriminatory tax systems. It concludes with the author’s prediction that discrimination through nationalism would continue to increase if not brought under regulatory control.

Keywords:   Subsidised Shipping, Maritime Nationalism, Shipping Politics, Nationalism, Shipping Taxes, Shipping Conferences

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