Tin provides a particularly telling illustration of how the interactions of business and governments shape the evolution of the global economic trade; the tin industry has experienced extensive state intervention during times of war, encompasses intense competition and cartelization, and has seen industry centers both thrive and fail in the wake of decolonization. The history of the international tin industry reveals the complex interactions and interdependencies between local actors and international networks, decolonization and globalization, as well as government foreign policies and entrepreneurial tactics. This chapter discusses tin and the strategizing of raw materials.
|Title of host publication||Tin and Global Capitalism|
|Subtitle of host publication||A History of the Devil's Metal 1850-2000|
|Editors||Mats Ingulstad, Andrew Perchard, Espen Storli|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||31|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Sep 2014|