"The strategic wolf hidden beneath the clothing of the economic sheep": Tin and the strategizing of raw materials

Andrew Perchard*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTin and Global Capitalism
Subtitle of host publicationA History of the Devil's Metal 1850-2000
EditorsMats Ingulstad, Andrew Perchard, Espen Storli
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Pages240-270
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781317816102
ISBN (Print)9780415737050
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes

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